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Jan Noel Hey

AGE: 72 • formerly of

Kennett Square, PA

Jan Noel Hey, formerly of Kennett Square, passed away on Friday February 3, 2017 at the Country House in Wilmington, Delaware. She was 72 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Helen Weiner and John Weightman, Jan was raised primarily in the Kennett Square area by her mother and loving late stepfather Leon N. Weiner. Jan was a 1964 graduate of Kennett High School and enjoyed a brief career as a nurse before marrying Neil deLeeuw and raising their three children.

In her youth Jan was an avid equestrian and maintained her passion for horses throughout her life. She fondly talked about the time she spent working with horses and loved telling her friends and family about her experiences with the animals. Jan's other favorite pastimes during her lifetime included playing tennis and spending time with locals on the beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She was always drawn to the sea whose nature was sometimes as tempestuous and unpredictable as her own.

Jan will likely be remembered by those who knew her for the enthusiastic and unapologetic way she lived her life. Always spontaneous and ready for her next adventure, Jan's humorous and sometimes ironic perspectives on life surely made their marks on the lives of those who knew her. Her authentic generosity of spirit was reflected in her impromptu gifting of unusual and surprising presents and advice to those she loved. Her unique expressions of thoughtfulness will be missed.

Jan is survived by her three children Jason deLeeuw (Kristina), Brad deLeeuw, and Hillary Spruance (Jake) as well as her grandchildren Riley, Max, and Savannah deLeeuw; Marina and Charlotte deLeeuw; and Jake and Matthew Spruance. She was predeceased by her husband Jerrold (Jerry) Hey.

A visitation with family will be from 5:00PM until 6:30PM on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the LONGWOOD FUNERAL HOME of MATTHEW GENEREUX, 913 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Burial will be private.

Published in The News Journal on Feb. 6, 2017
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