Jayna Cole-Spigelmeyer, age 48, of Greenville, PA, passed away into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, December 13, 2020. She is survived by her loving husband, Carl Spigelmeyer, III. They were married for 23 years, and together for 27 years.
Daughter of Lee and Maria Sodek Cole of Russell, PA, she was born on August 6, 1972, and raised in Warren, PA.
In addition to her husband and parents, Jayna leaves behind her sister, Amanda Farr (Joseph) of Fairview, PA. She is also survived by her father-in-law Carl Spigelmeyer, Jr. (Deborah), mother-in-law Louise Deitrick, sister-in-law Melanie Clabaugh (Philip), brother-in-law Christopher Spigelmeyer (Jessica), and brother-in-law Anthony “AJ” Bonaventura (Jennifer). She enjoyed her nieces and nephews, Caden (Godson), Gracyn, Addisyn, Alexandra and Teagan Farr; Emma (Goddaughter), Andrew and William Clabaugh; Bryn and Lane Spigelmeyer and Ava and Julia Bonaventura. Surviving aunts and uncles include Theresa Yucha (Randy), Gary Sodek, Judy Flaherty (Kevin), Susan Kovacs (Darryl), and Frank Mouyard. Jayna was the eldest of her cousins, who will all greatly miss her. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Francis and Marie Cole, maternal grandparents, Raymond and Segretta Sodek, and her aunt Terri Mouyard. Also left to cherish her memory, is her dear best friend of 38 years, Lisa Kostkas Dubniczki.
A lover of all animals, Jayna will be missed by her fur babies: Joe the Springer Spaniel, Smokey (Miss Kitty), and her three rescued turtles, Tanner, Tucker, and Todd.
Jayna held her hometown of Warren close to her heart. She often commented on how she treasured its beauty and had such wonderful childhood memories from living and growing up there. Her education began at Jefferson Elementary, Saint Joseph’s Catholic School, and Beaty Middle School. Jayna was a 1990 graduate of Warren Area High School. As a youth, Jayna was involved in dedicated years of dance, Girl Scouts, gymnastics, swim, church youth group/clown ministry, art classes, ski club, debate team, student government as a class officer, volleyball, and cheerleading. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. She studied abroad in Manchester, England, where she met her husband. During her time there, she earned a Certificate of Media, in Great Britain, Manchester University, UK. While at Penn State, she was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority.
Over the years, Jayna worked in human resources, communications and account management at Putnam Investments, Boston, MA, and Marsh Incorporated, Cincinnati, OH. In her adopted hometown, she served as a reporter for the Greenville Record-Argus. She and her husband traveled and relocated extensively together over the years. Most recently they were co-owners of America’s Basement Contractor, where she was instrumental in the daily operations of the business. She greatly valued and appreciated the crew that they employed. Jayna was also the proud owner of Letterpress Communications, LLC., her printing company that showcased her talent and creative side. She volunteered as Coordinator in the Friends of Music program at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville, PA. Jayna also devoted time to Greenville’s Chamber of Commerce.
Jayna was a devoted & loving wife, daughter, sister, and niece. She will most be remembered by her joyful & bubbly personality and infectious smile. She was the life of every party and admired by everyone who knew her. She had a caring and generous heart, always putting everyone’s needs ahead of her own. Jayna was well-known for her exemplary work ethic, taking great pride in everything she touched. She studied and practiced calligraphy and people often commented on her lovely handwriting. She possessed creative and artistic talents, finding enjoyment in card making and painting. She had an appreciation for dance and music. Jayna was a lover of the outdoors in all seasons - the snow, the falling leaves, the warmth of the summer sun. She had great affection for the water - ponds, streams, lakes, and oceans. She was most at peace swimming in her pool, enjoying the sunshine, boating and hosting family gatherings.
She inherited her father’s keen sense of humor, appreciation of a pint and love of the outdoors. She was a kindred spirit in her mother’s exceptional artistic ability and deep empathy and love for others.
Jayna had strong faith and loved the Lord, starting each day in His Word. We find comfort in knowing that our beloved Jayna is in her heavenly home, but will desperately miss her until we’re reunited. Rest in peace, dear Jayna, and thank you for always filling our lives with joy, love and happiness!
A private family service will be held on Friday, December 18th at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville, PA. Jayna’s family will be planning a celebration of life gathering this summer for friends and family. Donations, in Jayna’s name, can be made to a charity of your choice, or one that was dear to Jayna’s heart, Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Road, Greenville, PA 16125.
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers throughout this journey of sadness and wish with all our hearts that one day you find peace.
With our Deepest Sympathy
Nancy and Jim Monaghan
Dear Mr. And Mrs. Cole, Amanda, and loved ones I do not know,
So sorry to hear of Jayna’s passing. I will always remember her as that beautiful and bubbly WAHS cheerleader with the big bright smile and she will always be my idol because she could always ROCK that short haircut! You are truly in my prayers.
Margie (Atkins) Fincher
Dear Carl n family,
We are so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. We have missed seeing her and JoJo (Oreo, named by Beau and Carson) since our recent move. Oreo would come over and visit izzy all the time and Jane would come to get him home. She was always friendly, smiling, whether working outside or getting the mail. I understand the loss you feel. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marsha Kennedy & family
Dear Lee and Maria and Carl,
I am so very sorry to hear of Jayna’s passing.
Knowing her as a child and finding that she became a beautiful young woman accomplishing so many things, is truly heartwarming. I am sure her community of Greenville will miss her but will always feel her spirt.
My prayers are with you Lee, Maria, Amanda and Carl.
May God hold you all in His arms.
Sincere and deepest sympathy for your loss I only had the privilege of speaking to her but even that was a true pleasure and privilege
May God’s love give you peace
To Jayna’s entire family: It was with great regret we have learned of Jayna’s passing,and our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Dear Maria, Sending my love and prayers … an unimaginable loss, you’re in my heart.
Lee and Maria,
We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Our prayers and good wishes go out to you and your family.
With our deepest sympathy,
John Belleau and Family
Miss you ❤️
To the family of Jayna,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Jayna’s passing. She will be greatly missed in the community of Greenville. She was an incredible person and I am privileged to have gotten to know her. May she Rest In Peace – prayers for the family.
Lee , Maria and Mandy
So sorry for your loss
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Jayna will be sadly missed by all
May she rest in peace
We are extremely grieved to hear about Jayna. She was truly a wonderful person. May she rest peacefully in the Lord’s arms.
I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
My condolences to you.
I always loved her.
God bless her and your family.
To Jayna’s family,
I am sorry to hear of Jayna passing. I went to school with Jayna. We were not close friends but she was always kind to me. With a smile and a hello each time i seen her. My the Lord help you with your loss and know she will be watching over you all till you can be with her again.
I was saddened to learn of Jayna’s recent passing. Even tho I graduated from WAHS a year behind her, I remember her being involved in practically every club and activity possible, then using that upbeat personality of hers to infect the room. This “spunkiness” peaked as a cheerleader, something I knew she took a lot of pride in. I hope you find solace and peace in the memories you made with her.
Maria & Lee,
I was so sorry to hear this very sad news about Jayna. I knew her when we were both so young and I remember her as such a smart, well spoken little lady. I remember “camping” in the backyard one time with Jayna and Mandy, making banana bread and just hanging out with them. Such nice memories that I have from your family. I have shared this news with my sister Lee and my folks, Hal and Judy – you are all in our thoughts at this time with our deepest sympathy.
Nancy (Wightman) Ruddell
You were the best aunt you will be really missed ❤️❤️❤️