Services for Nancy Jane Reynolds, 88, Lawrence, will be 10 am, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colorado on Friday, September 21 at 10 am.
Jane died on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Bridge Haven Care Facility in Lawrence.
She was born September 8, 1930, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Mel Gates and Bernice Crone Montgomery. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948 and attended the University of Nebraska.
Jane worked in the insurance industry, and married Charles William Reynolds in October of 1956. Together, Jane and Charlie had three sons. Charlie perished in a commercial airplane crash in January of 1969. Jane focused her energy on raising her three young sons, with the help of her beloved sister, Jean.
She is survived by her three sons and their wives: Dave and Lindy Reynolds, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Tim and Kathy Reynolds of Lawrence, and Jim and Denise Reynolds, of Sioux City, Iowa. Other survivors include her brother John and his wife Carol, of Overland Park, Kansas, and her younger brother Jerry and his wife Judy, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Also surviving are her 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie, her parents, Mel and Bernice, and her sister, Jean, who passed in January of 2013.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where family members will receive them from 6 to 7 p.m.
The family suggests donations to the The Willow Domestic Violence Center for those in Kansas and to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (alzfdn.org) for those in Colorado in lieu of flowers.