A private family service is planned.
LINCOLN-Barbara J. “Jane” Rohrer, 84, of Lincoln
died at 11:44 p.m. November 4, 2014 at St. Clara’s
Jane was born August 29, 1930 at New Holland, the
daughter of Archibald Ely and Mildred Guiser McNeil.
She married Arthur D. Rohrer December 12, 1951 in
the Chapel at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL.
They were married for 62 years. He survives in
Jane is also survived by three sons: Stephen (Susan)
Rohrer; Mike (Darla) Rohrer; Jim (Debra) Rohrer, all
of Lincoln; one sister: Marjorie Spuzello of West
Des Moines, IA; seven grandchildren: Ty (Rachel);
Jennifer (Jeff) Leesman; Amy (Brent) Morgan;
Douglas, Neil, Jason (Taylor) , Tayt; two great
granddaughters: Kallie Morgan and Jenna Leesman. She
was preceded by her parents; two sisters: Virginia
Becker and Sandra Willhoite.
Jane earned a BA degree in Art from MacMurray
College. She and Arthur lived in Oceanside, CA while
Arthur served in the U.S. Marine Corp. They then
returned to Lincoln to begin farming.
She later continued her education at Illinois State
University receiving her degree in teaching.
She taught one year at Broadwell and then taught at
Chester-East Lincoln until retiring. She served on
the Chester East Lincoln Board of Education for
eight years. She was a member of the Logan DeWitt
Retired Teachers Association and a charter member of
Chapter JW P.E.O. She was a member of the St. John
United Church of Christ.
She was loving, caring, and very active in her
At her request, there will be no public services. A
private family memorial service is planned.
Memorials may be made in her name to St. Clara’s
Manor or donor’s choice. Services were entrusted to
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
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