Obituary - Joreen

Joreen “Jo” Jonalee Bayne, formerly of Spring Lake, died in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on January 23, 2016.

Mrs. Bayne was born January 4, 1934, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Edward Morely Granger and Verna Onus Breidwell Granger.

In addition to raising a family, Mrs. Bayne had a number of interesting occupations outside the home. In the 1950s, she worked on the secretarial staff of Michigan Gov. G. Mennan Williams. In the 1960s, she was a volunteer for the Ottawa County suicide prevention hotline; and, in the 1970s, she was a real estate salesperson. After moving to South Carolina in the 1980s, she was the manager of a beauty college and later co-owner of an automobile repair facility.

Mrs. Bayne was an accomplished bridge player and enjoyed dancing, bowling and gardening. She worked as an adult leader for the Boy and Girl Scouts, and was active in the PTA and March of Dimes. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.

She was gregarious, optimistic and always fun to be with.

Mrs. Bayne is survived by four children: Edward (Laura) Grafton of Spring Lake, Tomilea (Robert) Harding of Beaufort, South Carolina, Jennifer Gore of West Palm Beach, Florida, and John (Michelle) Grafton of Hilton Head, South Carolina. She is survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sister, Yolanda Crosby of Loudon, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by Elmore “Al” Grafton and James Bayne.

There will be no visitation and the memorial service will be family only.