Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Betty Jane Jinar, 90

Mrs. Betty Jane Jinar, 90, from Ellwood City passed away peacefully to be with her husband and Jesus on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Haven Nursing Home. She was born on March 22, 1930 to the late Martha (Cholak) Yacko and Andrew Yacko. She was married to John Jinar, Sr. for 59 years when he passed away on June 2, 2007.

Our mom enjoyed playing her harmonica and her accordion. She enjoyed cooking and taking care of her six children.

Surviving are Dan (Liza) Jinar, Marsha (Marvin) Snyder, Jaime (Dawn) Jinar, Dave Jinar, John (Mary Lou) Jinar and Georgia (Bob) Ramella, 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law, Aldena Jinar.

She was the last of nine children, brother, Michael Yacko, sisters, Martha Moehrle, Mary Arkett, Helen Aiken, Rose Cole, Margaret Rowse, Evelyn MacClean, and Alice Yacko.

Our family would like to thank everyone at the Haven for their constant loving care. A special thanks to our sister Marsha for being there for her.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will not be a public service. A private family service will be held at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. with Father Richard Salley officiating. Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery.


  • Jaime Jinar Posted May 11, 2020 12:48 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven. We miss you so much. We are thankful for having you on this earth for 90 years. You have been a wonderful mother, wife, and grandmother. Certainly, you were one of a kind. Loved to listen to your harmonica and accordion sessions. It always brought a Smile to my face. Thanks for all the dinners together with all the specialties.You have taught me a lot over the years and became my inspiration for many things I do. In Heaven, say hello to Dad for all of us. I know that we will all meet again someday ! Love, your son Jaime

  • Tawanna Price Posted May 12, 2020 8:49 am

    Devon, my heart is sadden to learn of the news of the passing of your grandmother. I pray that God will comfort and sustain you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Sonya Sims Posted May 12, 2020 4:38 pm

    Devon, you and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your grandmother Rest In Peace.

    Peace and blessings,


  • Ron and Anna Aiken Posted May 12, 2020 6:51 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to your family from our family.
    Ronnie and Anna Aiken

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