Janeve Whalley

Janeve Whalley

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Janeve Warren Whalley

 

Janeve Warren Whalley, 72, formerly of Columbia, died Friday, May 7, 2010, in St. Louis, MO.
 
Janeve was born on February 10, 1937 in Lexington, KY to Henry Russell Warren and Lucile Phillips Warren. 
After graduating from Principia College in Elsah, IL, with a degree in Art History in 1959, she married the late David L. Whalley of Columbus, IN with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. In 1961, she gave birth to their daughter in Jacksonville, FL.
 
Janeve was a “renaissance woman” of sorts, enjoying frequent changes in scenery, both in terms of location and occupation. Cities that she called home included Lexington and Louisville, KY; Jacksonville and Ft. Myers, FL; Columbus, Indianapolis, and Madison, IN; Boston, MA; Madison, WI; and, lastly, Columbia and St. Louis, MO.   She held a variety of jobs over the course of her life including elementary school teacher, bookkeeper, bank teller, and professional knitter. Wherever she lived, Janeve was an active and valued member of her church community. Music was always an important part of her life, whether listening to it for enjoyment, playing her cello in the local community orchestra or playing piano and organ for church services. Janeve was also an avid lover of nature, enjoying gardening and watching birds at her feeder.
 
Family and friends will remember Janeve for her warm and kind spirit, her constant striving to do her best in all that she undertook, and her brilliant and playful vocabulary. She will also be remembered as a walking encyclopedia with a memory like an elephant and a sharp and quick mind.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Shane Whalley, and journey mate, Heather Davies, of Austin, TX. Her brother, Russell Phillips Warren, of Tampa, FL, also survives her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

 
No memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Peace Haven Association, 12630 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127-1214.
 

 

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  1. Misty Jacobs says:

    I worked with Janeve at the Madison Library for a short period of time while I was pregnant with my first child. I am glad to have known her if even for a short time. She was a very caring and interesting individual. I hope you find strength during this time of loss.

  2. Patti Bush says:

    I met Janeve when she came to my shop so I could do her hair, I so enjoyed her company she was a very sweet spirt, I will miss her.

  3. Linda Shepherd says:

    I never personally met Janeve but heard alot about her from her late husband, David, when he was a tennis coach for Southwestern Schools where I work. He was so upbeat, kind and pleasant when he would come into our office. He is greatly missed.

  4. Bev Leeper says:

    I knew Janeve while she lived at Midland House. I helped her pack for her move to MO. and listened to her stories of her life and about her family. I always told her how much I envied her to take such a move. She was a wonderful and very special woman. I have special memories.

  5. Nancy Hayworth says:

    Janeve and I became friends when she first came to Midland House to visit, when she brought her husband there for help and most of all when she loved into Independent Living. We both were knitters, I was Administrator at Midland and she came everyday to do volunteer work. She was always loving, smiling and a wonderful friend, we kept in touch when she moved to Mo. She and her family are so loved by all and the friendship and memories will always be with me.

  6. Debi Rice says:

    My condolences to you all on your loss, I didn’t know Ms. Whalley very well, but while she was in Madison, Indiana I was one that was privilaged to have met her. I was a waitress and I served her several times and she was a very nice, cheerful, friendly lady with a great personality and smile. Godspeed to you Ms. Whalley.

  7. Debi Rice says:

    My condolences to you all on your loss, I didn’t know Ms. Whalley very well, but while she was in Madison, Indiana I was one that was privilaged to have met her. I was a waitress and I served her several times and she was a very nice, cheerful, friendly lady with a great personality and smile. Godspeed to you Ms. Whalley.

  8. Debi Rice says:

    My condolences to you all on your loss, I didn’t know Ms. Whalley very well, but while she was in Madison, Indiana I was one that was privilaged to have met her. I was a waitress and I served her several times and she was a very nice, cheerful, friendly lady with a great personality and smile. Godspeed to you Ms. Whalley.

  9. Kathy Armenta says:

    Special condolences to Shane. Your Mom must have been so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. It sounds like she definitely shared her sweet and kind “renaissance” spirit with everyone, like you do as well. Take care during this time of healing and recovery.
    Kathy

  10. Carolyn LeVesque says:

    Janeve and my father, Thomas, were cousins. She went to Lexington, KY in 2003 to help me research the Warren family. We spent about 24 hours together. She told me stories of the family and helped me track down newspaper articles and drove around the countryside with me exploring old family cemeteries in pastures. She was patient, kind, loving, generous with her time and kept me and my 2 children supplied with her knit scrubbies. We kept in touch many more hours via email, sharing family news current and of generations ago. She was a gem. I miss her “voice”, ripe with wisdom and careing and think of her when I’m in the garden, at the kitchen sink using a scrubbie she made, or when I’m here on line seeking more connection with family past. She’s at my shoulder, with a warm smile, finding the positive in all things.

  11. Carolyn LeVesque says:

    Janeve and my father, Thomas, were cousins. She went to Lexington, KY in 2003 to help me research the Warren family. We spent about 24 hours together. She told me stories of the family and helped me track down newspaper articles and drove around the countryside with me exploring old family cemeteries in pastures. She was patient, kind, loving, generous with her time and kept me and my 2 children supplied with her knit scrubbies. We kept in touch many more hours via email, sharing family news current and of generations ago. She was a gem. I miss her “voice”, ripe with wisdom and careing and think of her when I’m in the garden, at the kitchen sink using a scrubbie she made, or when I’m here on line seeking more connection with family past. She’s at my shoulder, with a warm smile, finding the positive in all things.