BOISE, Idaho - Jane Plucknett, 76, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., passed away at her home in Boise on Feb. 6, 2004, from cancer.
Jane was born Feb. 24, 1927, to the late Wes and Lois Fry in Beatrice, Neb. She grew up on her parents' farm near Beatrice with her brothers, Charlie and Bill. Upon graduation from Beatrice High School, she attended the University of Nebraska and joined the Delta Gamma sorority. She received her degree in 1948 in English and obtained her teaching certificate. She taught for one year in Woodlake, Neb., a rural area in the Sandhills of western Nebraska and continued her teaching career the following year in Beatrice, where she met the love of her life. In the 1960s, Jane returned to teaching in Beatrice and taught English for several years until retiring in the early 1970s.
Jane and Glenn Plucknett were married Aug. 4, 1950, and remained devoted to each other for 50 years. They resided on a farm near DeWitt, Neb., working the land that they loved and raising cattle. In 1978, Jane and Glenn moved to Sikeston to expand their farming operation. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge with her many friends in Sikeston.
After Glenn's death in 1999, Jane moved to Boise where she enjoyed the mountains, making new friends and occasional trips to Jackpot, Nev., with family or friends.
Jane is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Dave DeRoin; her son and daughter-in-law, John and Lynn Plucknett; grandchildren, David and Erik DeRoin, and Leticia, Jared and Justin Plucknett; her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Veri Fry; and her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Charlotte Fry.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Ben Plucknett.
At her request, there will be no services.
The family would like to thank St. Luke's Hospice, particularly Deanna, for their wonderful care, and would also like to thank her kind caregivers.
Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
may be sent to
St. Luke's Hospice
190 E. Bannock
Boise, Idaho 83712
or to a charity
of the donor's choice.