Jana Lynn (Moore) Britton, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, from Primary Amyloidosis, a rare blood disease. Jana was born in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO, July 17, 1942 to parents James A. Moore and Dorothy (Graf) Moore. She attended Horace Mann Elementary School and graduated from Southwest High School in 1960. She was raised one block off Tower Grove Park and within walking distance of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, where her love of trees and gardens began. In 1960 she attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, where in her first college class she met her soul mate and husband-to-be, Charles Robert Britton. They married December 1, 1962, when she dropped out of school to support his continued education. Little did she know this would be seven more years of support while he went on to earn his Ph.D. She returned to college at the University of Arkansas and earned a Bachelorís Degree in Landscape Architecture in 1988. Jana worked summers for the National Park System, the Buffalo River, Isle Royal, and Rocky Mountain. In Fayetteville, she served on the Planning Commission, she was a Cub Scout leader, a Girl Scout leader, and had five grants to plant trees around Fayetteville. Her greatest love was her three children, and she was extremely proud of having celebrated her golden anniversary with her husband.
Jana is survived by her husband, Charles Robert Britton, of Fayetteville, son James Robert Britton & wife Kelly, of Gravette, AR; daughter, Tory Britton Sims & husband Eric, of Deer Park, CA; daughter Stacy Lynn Higgins & husband Matthew, of Prairie Village, KS; a sister, Maureen (Moore) Trimble & husband Wesley, of Westerville, OH; six grandchildren; grandson Kyle Britton & wife Katherine, of Centerton, AR; granddaughter, Kayla Jean Britton, of Gravette, AR; granddaughter Kaitlynn Britton, of Gravette, AR; grandsons, Finnian and Quinn Higgins, of Prairie Village, KS; granddaughter Gabrielle Higgins, of Prairie Village, KS; and two great-grandchildren, Luke and Paisley Britton, of Centerton, AR.