Jane Doke-Van Horn


(Ester) Jane Doke-Van Horn of Newport, NE was born Oct. 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, Atkinson, NE.

She graduated from Dayton High School in May of 1954. Jane married Roy Doke on Aug. 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 Feb. 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. Her passions included being a grandma to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren, friends,  flower beds, watching the birds in the birdhouses on the patio, spending time on the patio at her family parties, taking grandchildren to the gravel pits, and the Huskers.  Muffy III was always by her side.
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 and Dee Dee Doke, Newport, Larry and Cathy Doke, Ainsworth, Dan and Teresa Doke, Ranchester, WY, Tammy Cline, 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, Golden, CO; brother, Harry Reed, Basin, WY; brothers-in-law, Bob and Carolyn Doke, Newport and Jim and Diane Doke, Bruce, WI and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held April 7, 10 a.m. at the Newport Cemetery with Steve Randolph officiating. Honorary bearers are all of her grandsons, Roy, Wess, Daniel, Bryan, Brandon, Ty Doke, Rafe Gibson, and Jesse Cline.


  Graveside Service

Graveside Services on Friday April 7, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Newport City Cemetery in Newport, NE

No visitation the day before


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Bob and Linda Waldo

You and your family are in our prayers my friend.

 Posted April 7, 2017 - 9:02am
Verdon and Connie Smith

So sorry Ernie,Tammy and all. God be with you all at this time.

 Posted April 6, 2017 - 11:14pm
Frieda Penn

It's always so hard to know what to say when someone has lost a loved one. I wish I had the magic words that could miraculously make you feel better. Words that would ease your grief and help you smile again. But, I know that if you hold on tightly to your memories of Jane, at a time when it is not so painful, you can once again relive those memories and smile. I am remembering the many hours spent playing cards around your dining room table, drinking sodas and eating pizza, and laughing. And Jane was always there . . . in the kitchen or living room . . . making everyone feel welcome and loved. Cuz that's just how she rolled!! My sincere condolences to the entire Doke family. May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this sad time. Love you guys . . .

 Posted April 4, 2017 - 7:07pm
Denny and Cindy Lane

What a great lady! She will be missed!

 Posted April 4, 2017 - 6:07pm
Tom and Val Thompson

So very sorry for your loss. May God surround you with His comfort, love and peace at this difficult time. Know we love you ad are praying for you all.

 Posted April 4, 2017 - 12:08pm
Dennis & Roxanne Ryan

Peace and comfort to the family. Cherish your memories.

 Posted April 4, 2017 - 9:57am
Lon and Beverly Hopkins DeWeese

So very sorry to hear of Jane's passing. She was such a busy and lovely lady. My prayers
of comfort and peace to all of the families.

 Posted April 4, 2017 - 8:16am
Kathy Woods

God has another angel now. Our families lived next door to each other for a while when we were young. Needless to say we kept our moms busy. Just know that she is in a better place now and she no longer suffers. Roy will be there to keep her company. She will be in so many peoples hearts and memories.
Love and sympathy to all the family,

Love you all

 Posted April 4, 2017 - 3:20am
Julee (Seger) Moorlag

So sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Jane, all of which make me smile! Your family is in my prayers.

 Posted April 3, 2017 - 10:30pm
Marcia Stahl Kaup

Thoughts & prayers to Jane's family. She was one of my favorite people & will be missed by all who knew her.

 Posted April 3, 2017 - 9:57pm
Rod n Nora Kaup

All our prayers to the families!!'

 Posted April 2, 2017 - 3:54pm
Mike and Lori Krysl

So sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and comfort.

 Posted April 1, 2017 - 9:49pm

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