Birthday party for Jane (100)
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