Alice Jane Levisay

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Services for Mrs. Alice Jane Levisay, 91, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Evangelical Free Church of Ponca, Neb. Rev. Dennis Ritchey will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Maskell Cemetery in Maskell, Neb.

Mrs. Levisay passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Alice Jane Levisay, the daughter of Chauncey and Alice Eyestone Merwin, was born July 16, 1920, in Temple, Texas. As a young girl, Jane moved to Clear Lake, Ia. She graduated in 1939. In 1941, Jane married her high school sweetheart, Jim Levisay. They were married for 58 years. Jane was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and church. She was known for her knowledge of the Bible, cooking, baking, sewing and playing cards. She and Jim taught Sunday School for many years as well as serving as leaders of the Pioneer Club for Kids.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Chauncey and Alice Merwin; her husband, Jim; sisters: Mary, Althea and Helen; brothers: Art, David and Ralph; and her great-grandchild, Clayton.

Survivors include sons: David of Sioux Falls, SD, Bob (Marsha) of West Des Moines, Ia., and Karl (Debbie) of Spencer, Ia.; daughters: Jane (Steve) Nelson of Ponca, Neb. and Joanne (Fritz) Groat of Clare, Ia.; 12 grandchildren: Lisa, Leslie, Abigail, Ginny, Emily, Aaron, Benjamin, Matt, Wendy, Andy, Shea and Cole; 19 great-grandchildren; six sisters: Kathryn, Ruth, Doris, Carol May, Sarah and Pauline; and two brothers: Jim and Paul.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.