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.