max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C


Martlesham Heath: Tributes paid to Jane Bartholomew, who was found dead in a house in Lark Rise, Martlesham Heath

17:22 20 June 2014

Jane Bartholomew

Jane Bartholomew


The family of a woman who was found dead at her home in Martlesham Heath have today paid tribute to a ‘beautiful’ and ‘extraordinary’ person.


Jane Bartholomew’s body was discovered by police at a property in Lark Rise at about 9pm on Friday after her family raised concerns that they could not get a response from anybody in the house.

A post mortem determined that she died as a result of significant head injuries.

A statement written by the 39-year-old’s daughter Jordan, on behalf of her and her two sisters, Jade and Jorja, said: “My mom was an extraordinary woman who always tried to put her children above herself.

“She would always eat last, making sure we were well fed along with all the animals.

“She was truly a beautiful woman who always tried to make others smile. She was always fun to be around and made sure others were happy.

“I guess I’ll miss the fact that everything had to be colour co-ordinated and that most of the time she would walk out of the house looking like, as I used to call her, a highlighter. She very much enjoyed wearing bright colours.”

A statement from the mother’s parents, Ann and Irvin Bartholomew, and her brothers Mark and Sean, added: “She was loved by family, friends and children – everyone had a good word for her.

“We have been so humbled by the out-pouring of love by school friends in America, her friends, her relations, her neighbours, her work colleagues at Rockford where she had worked for 20 years.

“Jane’s life centred on her three beautiful daughters, Jordan (her clone), Jade and Jorja, she loved them all so much. We are devastated but we will always keep her in our thoughts and prayers, the bright shining beacon that was Jane.”

Scott Ellis, 42, of Tunstall Green, Tunstall, near Woodbridge, was arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the death and is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for a plea hearing on September 5.



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Undated handout photo issued by ITV of Kieron Dyer who has been revealed as one of the contestants for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! 2015. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday November 10, 2015. Also among the 10-strong line-up is Diana Princess of Wales biographer Lady Colin Campbell, fashion guru Susannah Constantine, Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, TV personality Yvette Fielding, X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman and Union J's George Shelley. See PA story SHOWBIZ Celebrity. Photo credit should read: ITV/PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Kieron Dyer was given a rare night of luxury after winning a stay at the Jungle Boutique Hotel, but tensions are running high in the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here camp.

East Anglian Air Ambulance

The A134 at Assington is closed in both directions due to a serious single-vehicle crash.

Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich.

A couple aged in their 70s were injured during a robbery at an Ipswich home.

Izzy Alder

An 18-year-old woman who failed to arrive at school today has been found.

The Lighthouse project in Ipswich is celebrating its 40th anniversary.Ali Jordan and Ursula Burrows in a meeting.

There is a collage on the wall of messages from women who have been helped by Lighthouse Women’s Aid in Ipswich, formerly known as Ipswich Women’s Aid.

The police investigation centre in Martlesham.

One woman was taken to hospital and 20 other people into police custody today after they were discovered in a lorry container.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury in London for the House of Commons, where Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 3, 2014. See PA story BUDGET Main. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Chancellor George Osborne will declare a crisis in home ownership as he unveils a raft of measures he claims will see 400,000 new homes built across England.

Government cuts could make the regular inspection of our waterways harder

This Government has been very keen to talk up its “difficult choices”.

Abellio Greater Anglia has warned that the services are expected to be disrupted until 7pm.

Trains between Norwich and London Liverpool Street may be delayed by up to 40 minutes.

Christmas shoppers at Tower Ramparts - soon to become Sailmakers

When are your favourite Suffolk stores open in the days before Christmas, over the bank holidays and during the New Year period?

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24