Delores Jane Streifert

Published Mar 13, 2017 at 4:00pm

Delores Jane Streifert, 83, of Rome, NY passed away Saturday, March 11 at Rome Hospital.

She was born on November 23, 1933 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, the daughter of Lester L. Garber Sr and Thelma Jane Garber.

She graduated from Riverton High School, Riverton, Kansas in 1951. Jane married the love of her life, Jack E. Streifert, (pre-deceased January, 29,1986); a relationship that began as two pen pals while Jack was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Upon return to the States they met face to face for the first time, fell in love and were married November 17, 1957.

Jane was formerly employed by Harry F. Rice Insurance Agency and later, Williams and Graves Insurance. She was a member of the Westernville Presbyterian Church serving as deacon and as treasurer for many years. She was a past trustee of the Town of Western Library serving as secretary, and was a charter member of the Westernville Historical Society, serving as a past treasurer. Jane was also a member of and past President of Town of Western Friends of the Library. She also volunteered many years at the Rome Rescue Mission.

Jane is survived by three sons, Col. (retired) Scott and Patti Streifert (San Antonio, TX), Jeffrey and Suzanne Streifert, (Westernville, NY), Christopher and Jade Streifert, (Rome, NY).; five grandchildren; Jeffrey C and Natalie J (Westernville NY), Jillian P Streifert Bricher (Mark) Houston TX, Jayme E Streifert Becker (Ryan) Savannah GA, and S. Austin (College Station TX). Survived by two brothers, Dr. Bill G. Garber (Alice), Fayetteville, AR. Sister in law, Glenna Garber, Nashville, TN, Thomas R. Garber (Janelle), Baldwin City, KS, 2 sisters; Sue Alsenz (Joe), Grove Oklahoma. Mary Lou Mumpton, Rome, NY; two brothers deceased; Dr. B.J. Garber and Lester J. Garber Jr. Also, a special brother-in-law F. James Mumpton.

Jane enjoyed family, community activities, playing Scrabble and was an avid New York Yankee fan.

A Memorial Service will announced at a later date. 

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Westernville Presbyterian Church or the Westernville Historical Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome. 

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