Jane Patricia Hughes Barmer thumbnail

Jane Patricia Hughes Barmer

May 30, 1936 - September 10, 2021

AULANDER- Jane Patricia Hughes Barmer, age 85, of St. John-Millennium Road, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at her home.

Miss Jane was born on May 30, 1936 to the late Clayton Sylvester and Addie Perry Hughes in Bertie County, NC. Jane lived her life in dedication to her community, especially the children. She worked many years with kindergarteners at Aulander Elementary School, and formed life-long friendships with teachers, staff, and the students she taught. She taught Sunday School her entire adult life, wrote scripts for Christmas pageants, and tutored and mentored many neighborhood kids. The love of her life, Coy Barmer, was always by her side until his death in 2004. After retiring, they traveled, enjoyed grand-children, and the peace that comes with lives well-lived and full of friends. Miss Jane, as many called her, was quiet and unassuming. Her unwavering faith was her strength through many difficult times. Bird-watching with a cup of coffee, a challenging puzzle book in hand, and close friends by her side were the simple joys that sustained her. She will be missed by so many, but is finally free to meet her Savior and those who have gone before her.

Along with her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her loving husband, McCoy “Coy” Barmer; two brothers, Donnis Hughes and Fred Hughes; and two sisters, Millie Alston and Velma Francis.

Left to cherish Jane’s memory is her, daughter, Lori Barmer and husband Elmer Gibson of Apex, NC; son, Greg Barmer and wife Lisa of Washington, NC; two granddaughters, Lea Clayton of Apex, NC, and Sarah Kniola and husband Hunter of Indianapolis, IN; a grandson, Andrew Barmer of Mooresville, NC; great-granddaughter, Lydia Kniola of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Sue Hughes of Florida, as well as many friends.

A graveside celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at 3:00 pm at the Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC, with Rev. Greg Hurdle, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jane’s honor to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Aulander, NC, 27805, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Barmer family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm


Aulander Cemetery

Pine Drive
Aulander, North Carolina

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Jane by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

What our families say...

“They treated us like family.”


A Session ID is required to purchase jewelry with your loved one's fingerprint, click here to continue. If you do not have an ID, click here to contact us to get your Session ID.