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Jane Marie (Sardi) Elkins, age 67, of Grand Rapids, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  She was born April 3, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Carl and Jane (Harris) Sardi.  Jane married the love of her life, Randy Elkins on July 5, 1973, in Jackson, Michigan.  For many years Jane was a teacher’s aide for the Rockford Public School System.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Elkins; sons, Dustin (Jody) Elkins and Matt Tyler (Erin) Elkins; six beautiful grandchildren, Silas, Raisa, Zevin, Brixton, Ashton and Avery; mother-in-law, Norva Elkins-Bylsma; brothers-in-law, Bob (Susan) Elkins and Roy (Stephanie) Elkins; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jane’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Jane will be missed by all who knew her, and never forgotten.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 



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  1. Tony LaRosa on March 20, 2019 at 9:43 am

  2. Amber Douglas on March 20, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Jane was always so warm and loving. I will always remember her kindness and joy. I first met Jane when I was very young and my brothers became neighborhood friends with Tyler. Jane would always invite me over with my brothers to hang out and do crafts or go to the movies with her. She always made me feel special.
    May she rest in peace.

  3. Karen Micele on March 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I will always remember Jane’s laugh as we chatted and drank tea with honey and petted the cats. I will carry your spirit with me every time I wear the necklace you made for me. I’ll miss you.

  4. Nancy Sergeant-Abbate on May 29, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Dear Randy,
    You most likely will not see this tribute. I was thinking about you and Jane today. I am sorry to heat about your loss of Jane but pleased that you had a full life with her and your children and grandchildren and many other family members. Jane was so full of energy and had great creativity. It was wonderful to know both of you when you lived in Tucson. Sending you my deepest sympathy. Love, Nancy Sergeant-Abbate.

  5. James on March 31, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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