A Celebration of Life for Janeva Steger, 60, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Saturday, April 25th, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wade Russell officiating. Janeva passed away Friday, Apr. 17, 2015, at her home.
She was born Dec. 16, 1954, in Manhattan, KS, the daughter of Stanley Frank and Evelyn Lorraine Linton Russell. She attended schools in Manhattan, lived in Louisiana for 16 years, and then returned to the area. Janeva was a homemaker, and enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, and spending time with her grandkids. She was someone who only saw the good in everyone she met. She fought a long, courageous battle with lung cancer, and touched many lives as a beacon of love, hope, and inspiration.
She married David Steger on July 28, 1999. He survives of the home. Other survivors include her mother Evelyn Lorraine Russell, Manhattan, children Josh Rubisoff (Danielle), Topeka, Cassidy Rubisoff (Danny Salazar), Lawrence, and Lauren Myers, Lawrence; her children from New York, Vanessa Blaisdell (Ned), Felicia Steger, and Davis Steger; four brothers, John Russell, Lawrence, Pat Russell, Terry Russell (Debbie), and Bob Russell, all of Manhattan; three sisters, Barbara Gassmann (Mike) and Virginia Zimmerman (Murl), both of Manhattan, and Larraine Blodgett (Randy), Blackhawk, CO; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Frank Russell, and a grandson, Isael Salazar.
A gathering of her family and friends will follow the service at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building on the KU campus, 1204 Oread Ave.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.
Messages & Condolences
I would just like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts during this extremely difficult time. I love you Janeva. Always have…..always will. I miss you.
We so loved Janeva! You all were the best neighbors ever. We treasure the memories we have of her spirit and laugh! Much love to you all. Lisa & Korey
We are so sorry for your lose. Our prayers are with you and all the family . We don’t even no what you are going through right now , but we praise the Lord she is home and in no more pain. May God Bless you all .
Dave you and your family have our deepest sympathy. Janeva has touched so many people may she be at peace with no more pain.God bless you and your family at this difficult time.
My very deepest sympathy to all the family members.
To Janeva’s Family… Knowing Janeva has been a life blessing to everyone she’s met and her beautiful smile left imprint on not only my heart but those that came upon her. Knowing she’s with our Lord and watching over all of you, I hope will comfort your hearts during this sad and difficult time.
Dave, Janeva Touched so many lives. Let Us remember Her With A Loving Smile As Big As Hers, and A Heart To Match. God Has An Angel with Him Now And Forever. No More Pain And suffering For Her, She is At Peace. God Bless You our friend and Know We Are here For you. Hugs
I met Janeva and instantly had a great dear friendship with her. I am going to miss her! Love her and her family always! Rest in Peace Neva…..
Dave and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Janeva’s passing. She was a wonderful person who brought happiness to a lot of people. Janeva will be missed by many. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of her life. My thoughts and prayers are now with you and your family. I pray you find peace and comfort in knowing we will all see Janeva again one day. She lives on in our hearts and our memories. Much love ….
Janeva was a very caring women that will be missed. As soon as we meet her she opened her arms with our family. So sorry for everyone that loved her.
We are so sorry to hear that Janeva has passed. We pray that your memories bring you comfort and peace. Our thought are with you during this difficult time.
Randy & Sara
When I think of Janeva I think of love, laughter, family and friends. What a beautiful woman who was so many things to so many people. All my love and prayers to you Dave and your family today and always.
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