Jane Scott, 55


Jane Scott, 55, of Brownstown, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, following a courageous battle with cancer since 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon with her son by her side.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m.  at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, immediately following services. Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ms. Scott was born May 15, 1967, in Greenville, to Ronald Harry and Deloris May (Nowlin) Scott.

After graduating Mulberry Grove High School in 1986, she became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and worked in St. Charles, MO, St. Louis, MO, and in Vandalia at the BJC Homecare, from which she was employee of the month for her excellent care of patients.

Ms. Scott has been recognized many times by her patients and families for her outstanding skill and compassion as a CNA during her employment with BJC Homecare. 

From there she went to cosmetology school and then worked as a hairdresser for five years, also while driving the school bus for the Brownstown school system.

Since an accident at her home in May of 2007, leaving her paraplegic, Ms. Scott has been a fighter. She was a fun-loving person and friend who had the biggest heart of anyone in the entire world. She had a tremendous work ethic and was not a complainer.  She enjoyed being social and spending time with family and friends.

She was an amazing mom and friend who people were lucky to know. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, and fishing, but her greatest joy in life was watching her son, Dillon, turn into the fine, young man he is today.

Ms. Scott is survived by her son, Dillon Holloway of Mahomet; boyfriend, Kyle Schwarm of Brownstown; niece, Kelly Hipsher of Vandalia; three great-nieces and nephews; and sister, Sandy Stewart of Smithboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Fayette County Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 84, Vandalia, IL 62471. Online condolences to the family may be left at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.