Jane Elizabeth Neve
1940 - 2021
NEVE, Jane Elizabeth

May 14, 1940 - December 29, 2020

Jane was born in Independence, Iowa, to Leonard and Genevieve Gibbs, who preceded her in death. Jane was graduated from high school in Hopkinton, Iowa, and then received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Dubuque, where she met her future husband, John Neve. Jane had a distinguished 35-year teaching career in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She was an avid and dedicated runner, competing in many races and marathons. Jane lived a strong Christian faith. She became a Stephen Minister, and was a member of Christ Church United Methodist.

Jane was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her family was the center of her life. She is survived by her husband, John, married for 57 years, and their two children, David Neve (grandchildren, Kemper and Kelton Neve) and Beth (Lee) Stahl (grandson, Levi Stahl). She is also survived by her sister, Vicki (Dale) Schnittjer.

Jane was loved and admired by all who knew her. She had a magnetism that attracted instant friendship, and her great smile was her trademark. She had an engaging way of making people feel like they were the most important person to her at that moment. She emitted positive energy, was an encourager and supporter, always trying to see the good in people with unconditional love. She will be sorely missed.

Donations in Jane's name can be made to the Leonard and Genevieve GibbsScholarship Fund, the University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa (www.dbq.edu), or Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Due to the pandemic a service of celebration will be held sometime in the future. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 10, 2021.
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Dear John and family, we extend our deepest sympathies on your loss of Jane. It breaks our hearts that after all of her pain, struggles and then her recent progress it all ended with Covid. We will always remember her bright smile and the joy it brought to others. Much love from your friends in Alaska.
Betsy and Larry Hays
January 20, 2021
My name is Cindy I knew John and Jane when I worked at Roberts Restaurant they would have lunch and it was always a pleasure seeing them. John my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. come in and have lunch very sweet couple
January 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy on your loss. Jane was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will dearly missed. Prayers to the family during this time of grief.
Beverly Hartje
January 14, 2021
My husband and I met Jane and John on holiday and stayed in touch. Jane's smile was so memorable and her enthusiasm infectious. Condolences and love to John and the rest of the family.
Alison Collierù
January 14, 2021
We are SO sorry to hear that Jane has passed away. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Love, Priscilla & Edmund Marquez
Priscilla P Marquez
January 13, 2021
John, Dave and Beth.... Beautiful description of Jane and gorgeous photo. All who knew her carry sacred personal stories that bring a smile. A bright star in the heavens. I have several recipes from Jane that I make all the time, especially her chocolate cake. She is well loved, because she loved well. I loved sitting next to her in choir. Praying for you as you walk this road of grief.
Becky Cowart
January 13, 2021
I will always and forever remember Mrs. Neve because of her loving smiles and welcoming manner. She was a wonderful person and Heaven is all the more beautiful because she´s there. My sincerest condolences, Mr. Neve, Beth, Lee, Dave, and family.
Kristin Jacobson
January 13, 2021
Rest in peace, dear Jane.We will always miss you and love you.
Diane Brady
January 11, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. John, you remain in our thoughts and prayers. We pray you will feel Gods comfort and care!!
Donna Haines/Dennis Haines
January 11, 2021
So sorry to see this Dave, may God strengthen you and your entire family during this difficult time.
Jody R Page
January 11, 2021
Many memories of Jean at the gym. Super Woman. Heaven must of needed educators. Diane and Jean five months apart. Prayers to John and family.
Ken&Dina Bolle
January 11, 2021
Many memories of Jane at the gym.Super Woman. Heaven must need educators. He took DIane and Jane in five months.
Kendina Bolle
January 11, 2021
To the Neve family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers and hope the memories of your mom bring you solace.
James Butierez
January 11, 2021
Deep condolences to David and his family. What a wonderful family and Moms will always be missed. George Rutter, Santa Fe NM
George Rutter
January 10, 2021
Jane was a special lady who put up with a lot of us wild youths...she will be greatly missed.
Mike miller
January 10, 2021
Jane was an incredible human being; she was kind, generous, and exuded love (where the is love, any life is too short) and care. When I moved to Tucson over 30 years ago the Neves were one of the first people to invite me to their home (the first of many). My sympathy to John, David (my best friend) and Beth; I know your courage will help you through this rough time. I feel fortunate to have known Jane
Josef W Knott
January 10, 2021
A magnificent warrior woman. She always inspired me, and I love her sense of humor. I eelher presence still.
Marilyn Bender
January 10, 2021
Rest in Peace Jane. You had a beautiful soul and shared your energy and love with countless people. Condolences to John, your children, extended family, and to all those you knew and who will miss you.
Cori Hoag
January 10, 2021