(Ester) Jane Doke-Van Horn

(Ester) Jane Doke-Van Horn of Newport, NE was born October 9, 1936 in Greybull, WY to Cliff and Ida Mae Reed. Jane was the middle child, joining Dona and Harry. Jane passed away March 31, 2017 at the West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson, NE. She graduated from Dayton High School in May of 1954. Jane married Roy Doke on August 7, 1954 in Dayton, WY. To this union four children were born, Jerry, Larry, Dan and Tammy. In 1960 they moved to Newport, NE to begin their honey bee operation, Doke Apiaries. Roy passed away February 22, 1977. On May 22, 1980 Jane married Ernie Van Horn at the Newport United Methodist Church. Jane was a member of Newport NightinGals, Newport Mafia, the Newport United Methodist Church and she loved maintaining Grandma Jane’s Park. Jane loved bringing her entire family together; always planning and hosting parties for birthdays, wedding anniversaries and the annual Doke family Thanksgiving. Jane was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy; parents, Cliff and Ida Mae Reed and brother-in-law, Al Leiper. Survivors include: husband, Ernie Van Horn of Newport; children, Jerry (Dee Dee) Doke of Newport, Larry (Cathy) Doke of Ainsworth, Dan (Teresa) Doke of Ranchester, WY and Tammy Cline of Newport; grandchildren, Roy and Heather Doke, Paula and Jerry Martin, Wess and Tammy Doke, all of Sheridan, WY, Daniel and Amy Doke, Big Horn, WY, Ty Doke and Tassie Doke, both of Ranchester, WY, Bryan and Melissa Doke, Ainsworth, Crystin and Jake Umphress, Ewing, Rafe and Tabby Gibson, South Lake, TX, Brandon and Jessi Doke, Norfolk, Trish and Matt Morrison, Bassett, Haily Cline, Clearwater, Jesse Cline, Naper; 22 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; sister, Dona Leiper of Golden, CO; brother, Harry Reed of Basin, WY; brothers-in-law, Bob and Carolyn Doke of Newport and Jim and Diane Doke of Bruce, WI and nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held April 7th at the Newport Cemetery with Steve Randolph officiating. Honorary bearers were all of her grandsons, Roy, Wess, Daniel, Bryan, Brandon, Ty Doke, Rafe Gibson and Jesse Cline. Seger Funeral Home of Atkinson was in charge of arrangements.

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