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Jane Shanks Mayer

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1939-2022

  • Jane Shanks Mayer

A graveside service was held for Jane Shanks Mayer, 82, of Ben Wheeler, on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Holly Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Derek Rogers officiating.

Jane went home to the Lord on June 10, 2022, in Ben Wheeler. She was born on October 27, 1939, in Forney, to Asa Shanks and Addie Morton Shanks.

Jane grew up in Forney and graduated from Forney High School. She married the love of her life, E.A. Mayer on January 30, 1960, the couple had 60 beautiful years at his passing. Jane worked for Sears as a secretary for 35 years. During that time, she made many lifetime friendships. Jane and E.A. moved to Ben Wheeler in 1978. The couple loved the country life. Jane was a longtime member of the Living for the Brand Church in Athens. She was active in supplying food for the Canton Trail Riders and for the Buck Out Ministry. She enjoyed shopping and working in her garden, but her biggest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jane had a big and caring heart. She loved the Lord, her family, and friends.

“She gave us her all (her family) and in everything she did, she never got the credit she so truly deserved.”

Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Asa and Addie Shanks; beloved husband, E.A. Mayer and brother, Mike Shanks.

She is survived by her sons, Scott Mayer, Paul Mayer, and Marty Mayer; grandchildren, Kelsey Mayer, Jason Mayer, Heidi Dickerson, Kassidy Mayer, and Asa Mayer; great-grandchildren, Luke Mayer, Avery Mayer, Shaila Mayer, Haven Price, Ayden Bell, Dawson Dickerson, and Dillan Mayer; sister, Pat Shelton; brothers, Jerry Shanks, Johnny Shanks, and Tammy Shanks and sisters-in-law, Betty Asbill and Helen Mayer.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Eubank Funeral Home.