Monday, May 9, 2011

My wife, the love of my life, passed away last Friday evening. The following is her obituary.

Jane Kennedy Sutton loving wife, mother, sister, grandma, and author passed away May 6, 2011 in Fort Myers, Fl.

Survived by husband Kim Sutton, daughter Heather Sutton-Lewis, sister Terry Cromie, grandson Sebastian Sutton-Lewis, son-in-law Christopher Lewis and brother-in-law William Cromie all of Fort Myers, Fl.

Jane was born in San Diego, Ca. January 15, 1949. Graduated from Central High School in Little Rock Ar. In 1966. Jane and her family were world travelers living in Taiwan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. It was during these sojourns she honed her skills as a writer, her first novel “The Ride” published by ArcheBooks.

Jane was an active member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association and the Florida Writers Association. She was also a prolific blogger where she shared her knowledge of the art(s) of writing.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

62 comments:

loveable_homebody said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Jane was a great writer and very kind. She left this great comment on one of my posts. Thanks for letting us know.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh my God! I am so sorry. Prayers for you and your family. Thank you for letting us know.

Holly Jahangiri said...

Oh, no - I am so sorry to hear this! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Leszczuk said...

My deepest sympathies on this terrible loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

Bob Sanchez said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry for you loss and praying for your family. I'll really miss Jane.

Arlee Bird said...

I'm shocked and saddened by this news. I was looking forward to her return to the blog and now I feel at such a loss for words.

My sympathies and prayers to you and all of her family. Jane will be missed by so many of us who enjoyed reading her blog entries.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Karen Walker said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us know. Jane was just a delight to find here in the blogging world and she will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen

Joanne said...

I felt like I knew Jane, through the blogs. She always left the most thoughtful comments on my blog, and I enjoyed coming here and sharing virtual dialogues. I'm so sorry for your loss, she seemed like such a gentle soul.

Jim Murdoch said...

That is so sad. A terrible loss. And I reiterate what others have said, thank you letting us know. At a time like this a bunch of strangers online must be the last thing on your mind.

Jayne said...

Oh my, not what I expected to see on Jane's update. I am so very sorry to hear this. I had no idea she was sick. I loved reading Jane's blog posts, had really just begun to get to know her (as one does via blogs).

Like Jane, I'm a late bloomer to writing, and Jane so inspired me to keep at it. Her blog posts are all so informative and inspirational.

Jane's contribution to the world of blogging will be sorely missed. But she has left a legacy here for us, that of a very kind, thoughtful and giving person, and how very lucky we are.

My thoughts and prayers are with your and your family. My deepest sympathies. She will be missed.

Old Kitty said...

OH no. Oh no!!!! What?!?! Forgive me, I am so sorry. I only discovered Jane's amazing blog very recently - much too recently and looked forward to her always thought-provoking posts every Monday. She was one of the very very very very few bloggers whose long posts I read from beginning to end and followed all the links she embedded because I was always heartily entertained by her writing.

I am truly sorry. Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry. Jane Kennedy Sutton. I'm so sorry. Take care
x

KK Brees said...

Please accept my sincere condolences. I loved reading her work.

Teresa aka JW said...

Oh NO! I am so sorry. I was wondering about her.

I didn't know her personally, but through blogging, she was so nice and I loved her posts.

I know you will miss her. I will too. Praying for your comfort.

Teresa

Holly Ruggiero said...

I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Dani said...

Kim, thank you for letting us know. Jane was in my blog book tours class some years ago, and stayed in touch long after. We all adored her, and appreciated her involvement and teamwork. The deepest condolences to you and your family.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Oh...I am in shock and I am in tears...so, so saddened to hear this. Jane was so wonderful. She was one of the first authors I interacted with when I started my book blog almost two years ago. She used to stop by my blog and comment and I would comment on hers as well, although not enough. I will miss her greatly. I am keeping your family in my thoughts. May dear, sweet Jane rest in peace.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this news. Jane was such a generous person and was really loved and respected online. She was a great writer, too--I always looked forward to her Monday updates and the fun and unique perspective that her travels and fascinating life had on her writing. Thanks so much for updating Jane's blog to let us know...we appreciate it. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Helen Ginger said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jane. This is so sad for all of us who knew her through her blog, so I know it is unbelievably hard for her family. Thank you for letting us know.

CM said...

So sorry for your loss.

Darcia Helle said...

How horrible. I knew that Jane was battling some health issues but I thought she'd beaten the odds. I am so very sorry. She was not only a gifted writer but she was a great person who touched my life in many ways.

Maryann Miller said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed knowing Karen through the blogs that we visited. She will be missed by more people than you can imagine.

Glynis said...

I am so sorry to hear the news about Jane. She was one of my supportive blog buddies, she encouraged me along my writing journey with her positive comments. It is a sad, sad loss.

My condolences to you all.

Glynis said...

I am so sorry to hear the news about Jane. She was one of my supportive blog buddies, she encouraged me along my writing journey with her positive comments. It is a sad, sad loss.

My condolences to you all.

Susanne Drazic said...

Oh my gosh! I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Jane was such a nice person and she will be missed. Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

The Golden Eagle said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Ellie said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm so sorry. I was a follower and although I never met her, the community and I will miss her. My thoughts are with your family.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Add my sorrow and thoughts to all those received. Jane will be missed by me and so many others.

Jan Morrison said...

What terribly sad news! Jane was a consistant and kind presence in the blogging community. She will be missed. My thoughts are with you and the family.
Jan Morrison

iZombie said...

so sorry, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who knew her... my best wishes to the family.

Christine Danek said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm so sorry to learn of Jane's passing. She was one of my first blog friends, and I'll miss her. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Dear Kim and family .. my thoughts are with you and my heart goes out to you.

Thank you so much for letting us know - she seemed a wonderful lady and you will miss her so so much.

With peaceful wishes to you all at this time .. Hilary

DiscConnected said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Laura Marcella said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm participating in the Relay for Life in June in honor of my friend who's recently been diagnosed with cancer, and I will definitely remember and be thinking about Jane during the walk.

Many blessings to you and your family during this difficult time. Hoping you find peace and comfort in your wonderful memories of Jane.

ali said...

So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I always enjoyed reading Jane's Monday posts. She will be missed.

Jo Schaffer said...

Sorry for your loss. God bless you.

Angela Felsted said...

So sorry for your loss. Jane will be missed.

Karen Lange said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Ann Best said...

I know that you and your family will miss her. My heartfelt condolences. I knew Jane best when I first began blogging a year ago. She was kind and generous in her responses.

May you all be comforted during this time of mourning.

DEZMOND said...

I haven't had a chance to follow Jane's blog, but I know that she left an impact on her fellow bloggers and that she was a beloved member of the blogosphere.
She will be missed.

Heidiwriter said...

Although I never met Jane, I consider her a friend. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Heidi M. Thomas

Amy Wood said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Ciara said...

I'm deeply sad to hear this. I counted Jane as one of my blogging friends. My prayers are with you and and the rest of your family. Blessings.

Trisha said...

:( Rest in peace Jane, my condolences to her family.

Julie Musil said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sending prayers for you and your family.

Nebular said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. It makes me sad...

Raelyn Barclay said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Savannah Chase said...

I'm truly sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family...

Eric said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I heard the news from Alex Cavanaugh on his blog and recognized your wife's name right away. My sympathies go out to you and yours. May peace eventually find you, leaving you only the fond memories of your loving spouse.

Alan Orloff said...

My sincerest condolences. Jane always had the most upbeat comments, all throughout the blogosphere.

Jillian said...

Sorry for you loss. Prayers and blessing.

Theres just life said...

I am so sorry for your families loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Saying good by to a loved one is one of the hardest things to do.

Pamela Jo

L'Aussie said...

This is so beautiful of you to do, to let Jane's blogging friends know what has happened. Thank you. So much love is coming your way from Jane's many blogging friends. She will be sadly missed.

Thoughts and prayers to you.

Denise<3

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Thank you for posting Jane's obituary. It is so kind of you to inform those of us in the blogging community who knew her online. So sorry for the loss of your wife, may the peace that passeth understanding be with you at this time. Jane will be missed among the blogging community.

trainee writer said...

I am so sorry.She will be very missed.Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Carole DeAngeli said...

Dear Kim, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beautiful Jane. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Lenny Lee* said...

i didnt know miss jane but i wish i could of cause she sounds just real nice. im real sorry she got sick and died. for sure shes in heaven. i got you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers.
...big warm hugs from lenny

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