Jamie Sue (Hetzler) Conway, 50, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Jamie was born on May 26, 1973, in Bedford, IN, to James and Brenda (Wagner) Snyder. She was a 1991 graduate of Greeneview High School in Jamestown, Ohio where she was the valedictorian of her class and lettered in volleyball, track, and basketball. She was a graduate of Anderson University in 1995 where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the women’s volleyball team. She received her master’s degree from Ball State University and her RN from Ivy Tech. She married Lance Michael Conway on February 14, 2004.
Jamie was a tremendously loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend to all who knew her and will be deeply missed. She loved Jesus and was an inspiration to many. Jamie didn’t know a stranger and her smile could light up a room. Jamie was the first person to welcome others with open arms. She was always encouraging others. And you could always hear Jamie cheering the loudest. She was truly an angel on this earth.
Jamie was a teacher at Madison County Youth Detention Center and prior to that a registered nurse at various doctor’s offices. She was active in Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre and an avid supporter of her children’s sporting events, extracurricular activities, local drama, and choir clubs. She was a past member of Bethel Community Church of Xenia, Ohio, and Ovid Community Church in Anderson, and a current member of Park Chapel in Greenfield. Jamie enjoyed the Mini Marathon and loved the Indy 500. Purple was her favorite color.
Jamie is survived by her loving husband Lance; their children: Raya Leann Conway, Wagner James Michael Conway, and Briella Jane Conway; parents: Darrel and Brenda (Wagner) Hetzler; in-laws: Michael and Darnella (Whetsel) Conway; sisters, Vickie (Joe) Green and Kiera (Michael) Granger, sister-in-law, Leann (Mark) Glazier; a loving extended family, amazing friends, her best friend, Amanda Pennington, and two cats, Hunter & G.
She was preceded in death by her biological father, James “Jimmy” Snyder.
Friends and family are invited to attend an Open House Visitation in honor of Jamie’s life from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm, and again from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm on Friday, October 6 at Park Chapel Christian Church, 1176 East McKenzie Road, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Food will be available during these times. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, October 7 at the church. Burial at Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Indiana will be private. Celebrate Jamie’s life by wearing something that would make her smile to the open house and/or celebration.
Memorial Contributions in honor of Jamie may be sent to the Jamie Conway Generosity Fund, c/o South Madison County Community Foundation, 233 South Main Street, Pendleton, Indian 46064 or by visiting www.southmadisonfoundation.org. Contributions will be forwarded to organizations that were important to Jamie.
Stillinger Family Funeral Home is honored to serve the Conway family. You may share your memories of Jamie and condolences with her family and friends at www.stillingerfamily.com.