Jane Ann Rife


Jane Ann Rife, 46, of Waverly, Kansas, died February 14, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born in New Castle, Indiana on October 13, 1964, the daughter of Rev Billy and Donna Strange. She grew up in Florida, South Carolina and graduated from High School from Columbus East High in Columbus, Indiana in 1982. Jane received an Associates Degree from Penn Valley Community College. She was employed as a medical analyst with CorVel Corporation.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents. She continues to live in the hearts of her daughter, Rebekah Rife, her brother Rev. Danny Strange and wife, Peggy, Coffeyville, Kansas, sisters Judy Kay of Fairway, Kansas and Janet LeVoy and husband Carey of Kankakee, Illinois, and nephews and nieces Kyle, Kevin and Kasey Strange, Donna Kay, Michael, Nathaniel, Hunter and McKayla LeVoy.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the Waverly, Kansas Community Building, 408 Pearson Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Nazarene Church, 1501 W. 9th St., Coffeyville, KS 67337.


  1. janet buxton on February 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

    i was a recent friend to jane on facebook we where gaming friends,i am so very sorry she has passed away and send my heartfelt condolences to her family and frinds at this sad time

  2. Aileen Keeley on February 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Jane and I became friends through facebook and even though I never personally met her since we live across the country from each other, she and I were able to talk over the last couple of years through chatting and many times on actual phone calls. She was always so helpful and kind and I will miss her. We talked about her love of God, something we both share. Just know for certain she is now resting in His arms free of pain and illness. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rebekah, and know this for certain—your Mommy loved you dearly. Live with that always in your heart and keep close to the Lord, He will carry you through.

  3. Chris Cook on February 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Jane knew me better than anyone else in this world..We met 23 years ago and have been inseparatbale since distance never broke our friendship. I cherished her friendship like a sister. I am missing her terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this unforgetable time.

  4. LindaKay Oberle on February 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. There is so much we don’t understand this side of heaven! You will all continue to be in my prayers. I Know Gods love will see you through this difficult time.

  5. Vickie Strange on February 18, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I was so sorry to hear about my cousin Jane. I will keep the rest of you in my prayers and thoughts. Now she’s with Uncle Billy and Aunt Donna in God’s loving arms. We may not have been close but she will be missed.

  6. Karen Schellack on February 18, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Sheri Kessler on February 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Jane will be sorely missed. Even though she wasn’t able to continue working with me several years ago, we kept in contact. She was a very good friend. I know she is in a wonderful place and she is happy and healthy again.

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