Dona ‘Jane’ Mann
Services for former Florence resident Dona “Jane” (Stevens) Mann, 88, who passed away peacefully this past Thursday in Wichita, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ridgepoint Church, 8000 W. 21st St., Wichita.
Early viewing will be at 10 a.m. Her family also will gather with friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion.
Jane was born on April 10, 1933, in Satanta to Dwight Custer and Mable Pearl (Jones) Stevens. She graduated from Florence High Class of 1951 and married Earl Russell Mann on June 23, 1951, at Florence United Methodist Church.
Jane was vice president of a jewelry company based in Chicago. She enjoyed designing jewelry for 25 years, including for the Miss Kansas and Miss America pageants.
For 28 years she held a real estate broker license. She was a member of Unity Church and the Association of Realtors and was listed in “Who’s Who Among Women in Business.”
In her younger days she worked at a soda fountain at the drug store in Florence. She also rode horses and participated in parades, was a drum major and band majorette. She enjoyed dancing, playing piano, crocheting, crossword puzzles, traveling, playing cards, sewing, selling real estate, and jewelry.
Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and would attend as many of their events as she could.
Her loving family includes children Nedra (and husband William) Olenick of Halstead and Doug (and wife Vici) Mann, Darla Diamond, and Don (and wife Angel) Mann, all of Wichita; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl, in 2015; sister Esther Sinclair; brother Dewy Stevens; and her beloved dog, Mr. Angel.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Ridgepoint Church in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Marion KS 66861.
Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Jane at www.ymzfh.com.