Jane Davis-Byrd

jane davis-byrd

February 2, 1952 ~ November 2, 2023

Born in: Litchfield, Illinois
Resided in: Formerly of Sorento, Illinois

Jane Davis-Byrd, 71, of Springfield, formerly of Sorento, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Rainbow Hospice in Chicago.

Jane was born February 2, 1952, in Litchfield, the daughter of Eldon F. and Dorothy “Dot” (Joplin) Davis.  She graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1970 and went on to work as a dietary manager for several nursing homes and group homes.  Jane especially loved the time she spent working at Brother James Court in Springfield. She married Tommy Chandler Davis-Byrd on July 18, 2001, in Springfield.  He preceded her in death on July 24, 2005.

Jane was a devoted member of the Pasfield Southern Baptist Church in Springfield, always volunteering for church events. In her younger years, she was a Girl Scout Leader, and is member is the Sorento Firemen’s Auxiliary.  Jane was crafty, and she loved to shop for family and friends.  She treasured her time spent with family and her church friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Judy DeVaisher.

Jane is survived by her daughter, Kammi Davis of Springfield; grandchildren, Jarrod Dykema, Brennen Davis-Cook, and Addisynn Lewis, all of Springfield; great granddaughter, Antonia Davis-Gauen; siblings, Michele “Micki” (Rex) Rau of Donnellson, and Mike (Barb) Davis of Sorento; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 10:00-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Pasfield Southern Baptist Church, 411 W. Lenox Ave, Springfield, IL 62704.  The funeral ceremony will follow the visitation at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor John Swinford officiating.

Additional Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main Street, Sorento, IL 62086.  A remembrance service will follow the visitation at 4:00 p.m.

Interment will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jane’s family.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Jane, or to offer condolences to her family.


Visitation: November 11, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pasfield Southern Baptist Church
411 W. Lenox Ave
Springfield, IL 62704

Funeral Ceremony: November 11, 2023 12:00 pm

Pasfield Southern Baptist Church
411 W. Lenox Ave
Springfield, IL 62704

Additional Visitation: November 12, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Service of Remembrance: November 12, 2023 4:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Interment: November 13, 2023 11:15 am

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road
St. Louis, MO 63125

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Jane Davis-Byrd 's name.

The Family of Jane Davis-Byrd c/o Assalley Funeral Homes

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Memories Timeline


  1. Light a CandleKammi, your precious mother was deeply loved by her fellow classmates. Please know we continue to remember you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love, Linda Hill Plant

  2. Light a CandleI’ve known Jane and your family for years. I met her through her sister Judy. She was always friendly and welcoming to me. She will definitely be missed by many. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Light a CandleI’ll always remember Jane’s wonderful bubbly personality. Her giggle was infectious and we had some great times in FHA and Home Ec. Classes. My deepest sympathies to the family. I know she is rejoicing with our Lord now and reconnecting with friend who have gone before us!

    All my love!
    Terri Hoover

  4. Light a CandleMy prayers go to Jane’s family members. In school in Greenville IL, Jane was kind and friendly with her classmates and friends. I am sure she was a blessing to her family as well as all who worked with and knew her over the years. May you find comfort in God’s nearness.

  5. My most prominent memories with Jane were through Girl Scouts. I am so appreciative of her volunteering to lead that and she did a great job! I am glad we will get to see her again on the “other side” of Jordan. Prayers for the family while they mourn their loss on a day to day path.

  6. Jane was one of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet. Jane was kind and giving and the world would be a better place if there were more people like her. Her family has my most sincere condolences.

  7. Light a CandleI worked with Jane at Brother James Court for a number of years. It was pretty rare to see her without a smile on her face. When my wife and I were trying to come up with baby names for our daughter, and wanted to keep it Irish, she is the one who suggested “Quinn.” Quinn is now three months shy of 15. I was so very sorry to hear of her passing. God Bless Jane and her entire family. She will be missed.

  8. Dear Kammi and Family,
    Your dear Mother, Jane, was a super loving lady. She was kind. We are thankful we shared the cornucopia flowers with her. Her smile in the picture with the cornucopia is so perfect; even through suffering she could express joy. Our sympathy, love and prayers continue for you. Sincerely His and yours, Nelson and Camille Blount (classmate)

  9. Light a CandleKammi and family,
    I grew up with Jane in Greenville schools. We graduated high school together. My prayers continue for you and yours. May you always feel God’s arms around you and find strength in it.
    Sandra Evans

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