The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME


Jane E Sloat

23 June, 19346 January, 2020

Jane E. Sloat (Walker) 85, passed away on Monday January 6, 2020 in Auburn, with her family by her side.

She was born on June 23, 1934, in Woburn, Massachusetts, to Jay and Marian (Cromwell) Walker.

She was one of nine children. She was raised in Lewiston and later Sabattus. Jane attended Lewiston High School where she was a member of the band and enjoyed acting in school plays. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1952.

She married Merlyn V. Sloat on April 29, 1953. They enjoyed 63 years together up to his passing on April 25, 2016. Together they created a warm and loving household while raising a family of 4, in their West Auburn home of 55 years.

Jane valued family and friends. She enjoyed having coffee with her close friends. She loved watching the Red Sox, the Patriots and like following high school sports. She enjoyed meeting and talking to new people. She always left a big impression on the people she met.

Jane worked many years for West Breeze Orchards, Fotomat and later at Lingerie Net Work. She is predeceased by her parents, husband Merlyn, siblings Helen Morrill, Phyllis Splain, Priscilla Fletcher, Jay Walker and Robert Walker.

Jane is survived by her children, Brad and wife Cindy of Standish, Jay of Auburn, Steve and Kathy of Lebanon, JoEllen Getchell and husband Ron of Auburn, grandchildren, Shane, Corey, Shannon and husband Dan, Andrew and wife Rita, Jeffrey and wife Liisa, Brandon, Megan and husband Kyle, great-grandchildren, Connor, Hayleigh, Colby, Kiersten, Jaden, Cecelia, Abigail, Althea, Wyatt, Maverick, Aurora and Penelope, sisters Jean Tarr, Barbara Lyman, brother, John Walker, sister-in-law Carol Layman and brother-in-law David Sloat.

Plans are for a spring service and burial at Gracelawn Memorial Park.


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Jane E Sloat

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Jan Bell

January 19, 2020

Dear Brad, Jay, Steve, JoEllen, and families,
I just found out from Konrad that your Mom passed. She called and talked to me the day of Mom's funeral and we had a nice talk. She asked me to save her a seat even though she could not attend. Then in December my daughter Hope, niece Erica, and I were on our way Christmas shopping and we stopped at Cloverleaf to visit. I had a ornament of Mom's to give her as well as a picture of her and Mom we had used for our video.
Sending my sincere sympathy and prayers as this is a sad time when parents are no longer with us.
Fondly, Jan (Bailey) Bell

Joline Gayton

January 18, 2020

To the Sloat family,
Donnie and I send our deepest sympathy and prayers. So very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

Jo-Ellen Getchell

January 15, 2020

I love you Mom. Thank you for teaching me all I needed to know to become the woman I am today. You taught me to be gracious, kind and the gift of laughter. I will always remember you not only as a wonderful Mom but also my best friend.

Say hi to Dad and give him a hug and kiss from me. I miss you both and you will both be in my heart always. Love you from your daughter.

Kayla Edwards

January 14, 2020

Jane, I love you and miss you everyday! I have so many memories I could share, and I can't even think of one right now lol! Jane and I came great friends from the first day we meet! I was her housekeeper at Clover for the past 2 years! I'm mostly going miss our morning talks, and our afternoon talks! We always talk about our families! Her favorite thing to talk about was her grandkids! She always had show me the new picture of them on Facebook! Family was everything to Jane, and she always be part of mine! Mostly I'm going miss her yelling at me saying shut up! Lol! Jane was amazing lady to get to know!! I going miss her laughing or telling me that she didn't like weekends because I wasn't there and plus it was too quiet! Jane and I were the loud bunch! Lol! Jane was wonderful lady that I will never ever forget! She will always be in my heart! Jane, Don't forget to save me a spot up in heaven! I will see you again! Love you forever and always 😘