Jane Bryan, 80, of Falls City, NE, passed away June 12, 2013 at FallsCity. She was born November 11, 1932 at Rulo, NE to the late William and Ruth (Foster) Smith.
On June 25, 1950 she married Richard D. Bryan at Rulo. He passed away February 20, 1995.
Jane graduated from the RuloHigh School in 1950. Following their marriage the couple lived in southeast NE and at times throughout the Midwest via bunk car as Richard worked for Burlington Route. Eventually they settled permanently in FallsCity when their children began school and Richard began to work with the State of Nebraska. Jane worked part time as housekeeper/cook when her children were young and focused her energy on taking care of her family and home. She began working at Ketter Manor in the l970’s and remained there for over 20 years until her retirement. Jane and Richard enjoyed camping and spending time with their family. Jane was a nurturer for everyone.
She was an excellent cook and spent an enormous amount of energy preparing meals and events which her family enjoyed greatly. Jane was active in all of her children’s activities. She was a member of PTA, serving as President one time. She and Richard were very active in the Summer Recreation program and Jane was the first woman to serve at the top. She absolutely loved baseball and would watch Major League Baseball from the first pitch of the year to the last out in the World Series.
Jane is survived by her sons, Joe and Bill Bryan both of Falls City, daughter, Kaye Dingledine and her husband John of Adams, NE, grandchildren, Sean Bryan of Kansas City, MO, Nikki Poppa of Mound City, MO, Angie Bryan of Lincoln, NE, Crystal Bryan of Boston, MA, Holly Dingledine of Lincoln, Kellee Bryan of San Diego, CA and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard D. Bryan, Sr. and son, Richard “Dick” Bryan, Jr., brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Carol Smith.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at SteeleCemetery with Pastor Victor Haworth officiating.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-3:30 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.