Birth­day party for Jane (100)

Cel­e­bra­tion time

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

A Ruther­glen woman who was one of a fam­ily of nine cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day last week.

Jane Adams was joined by Provost Eileen Lo­gan and Deputy Lieu­tenant John McKen­zie to enjoy her spe­cial day at the Dun­crag­gan care home in Burn­side.

Born at the height of the First World War, on Novem­ber 30, 1915, Jane was raised by par­ents Robert and El­iz­a­beth but is now the only re­main­ing mem­ber of her fam­ily.

Jean worked in Lanes Mill in Glas­gow as a weaver and, dur­ing the war, worked in Bish­op­ton where she had the job of pol­ish­ing ri­fle butts.

She worked un­til she was 77 and then looked af­ter her older sis­ter.

Jean has been mar­ried three times. Her first hus­band died only af­ter a few months of mar­riage due to a burst ap­pen­dix.

For the last 50 years of her life, she lived in Pinker­ton Av­enue in Ruther­glen, where she was very happy and well known for her kind­ness.

She had two daugh­ters, El­iz­a­beth and Janie, and also has four grand­chil­dren and five great- grand­chil­dren who all think the world of her.

Jean came to live at Dun­crag­gan care home in De­cem­ber 2010 where she is very much loved and re­spected by staff and fel­low res­i­dents.

A staff mem­ber, at Dun­crag­gan care home, said: “Jean is a very kind hearted lady who en­joys life to the full and takes great pride rem­i­nisc­ing about her trade as a weaver. Jean has a fan­tas­tic sense of hu­mour and her laugh can be heard all through the house.”

Mile­stone Provost Eileen Lo­gan with Jane Adams and Deputy Lieu­tenant John McKen­zie

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