Jeana Lauren Worth, 70, of Quincy, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday (March 13, 2014) in St. Louis.
She was born Nov. 1, 1943, in Dighton, Kan., a daughter of George and Margaret Artz Pivonka.
Jeana graduated from Scott Community High School, Scott City, Kan., in 1961 and attended Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Mo. She married Webb Walter Worth in Scott City in 1964, and they lived in Enid, Okla., Manitou Springs, Colo., and Divernon and Springfield, Ill., before settling in Quincy.
Jeana was a loving mother and homemaker. She helped build the home her daughters grew up in, sewed their clothes, and planted and harvested much of the food on their table. She instilled in them a love of music with her joyful and passionate piano playing, illustrated the beauty of literature by reading to them, and taught them about her beloved Lord and Savior by walking in His footsteps.
For many years, Jeana and her family were active members of Calvary Baptist Church, where she served Christ and developed several profound, lasting friendships. More recently, she enjoyed inspiration, joy and a loving family of friends at The Crossing.
A devoted mom and doting grandma, she loved traveling to visit her daughters and her grandchildren. She also traveled several times over the years to one of her favorite places, Horn Creek Ranch in Colorado, and to visit family members in Kansas. She enjoyed helping others and taking care of those who needed her time and attention. Though modest, she was in so many ways, a beautiful, kind, strong, and talented woman.
Jeana is survived by three daughters, Susan (Kendall) Alexander of Greeley, Colo., Sharon Felten of Litchfield, Conn., and Serene (Dave) Zegarelli of Ridgefield, Conn.; five grandchildren, Aaron and Caitlin Alexander, Collin and Ric Felten, and Luke Zegarelli; a brother, John B. Pivonka; two nieces and a nephew, Donna Hanson, John D. Pivonka and Bonnie Bonner; and former husband, Webb W. Worth.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Lefever conducting. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.
VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Village Missions.
ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors.