Jane Enns died peacefully in her home in Bellevue on February 25 at the age of 86. She is survived by her children Tom Enns of Burien, Rod Enns of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Kathryn Gaston of Bellevue, and Connie Jory of Mountlake Terrace; her grandchildren Nathan Enns, Samantha Burks, Brett Jory, Austin Enns, Marissa Gaston, and Kendra Jory; her great-granddaughter Fiona Burks; her sister Nancy Beltz; and her brother Mick McElhinney. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Harold Enns, and her granddaughter Erica Enns.
Jane was born Martha Jane McElhinney on February 20, 1929, in Sylvia, Kansas, to Madge and Fred McElhinney. She received her degree in nursing in 1951 from Wesley Hospital in Wichita, and moved with her family to Bellevue in 1961. A longtime and dedicated member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Jane’s life was grounded in faith and family, and the joy of giving to others. She was devoted to her children, and enjoyed her many dear friends, especially those in the dinner bridge group and at St. Peter’s Methodist Church.
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday March 5 at 1 pm at St. Peter’s UMC in Bellevue. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jane’s life. A private graveside service will follow. Viewing will be that morning from 10 a.m. until noon at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue. Donations may be in Jane’s memory to SmileTrain at www.smiletrain.org., or to St. Peter’s UMC. Condolences may be left at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com.