Lela Jane McShane


Lela Jane McShane, 83, of Luana, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital. 

Jane was born May 1, 1930, to Leslie and Katie Borret (Oherle) Nichols in rural Monona, Iowa. They lived in the rural Big Foot area for a few years and then moved to the Sixteen Area. Jane attended grade school in Sixteen, at Linton #4. She attended Waterville High School. 

Jane was united in marriage to Donald McShane on Oct. 21, 1947, at the Luana Methodist Church in Luana, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Tonya Jane and Kevin Blake. 

Jane worked as a Postal Clerk in Luana, Iowa, she also worked in fashion merchandise in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, Iowa. Jane worked for 3M in Prairie du Chien, the last 25 years before retiring in 1992. She enjoyed raising her family and teaching Sunday and Bible School at the Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona, Iowa. After retiring, Jane loved to crochet, embroider, quilt and spend time gardening. 

Jane is survived by her two children, Tonya (Robert) McShane Hardy of Malibu, Calif. and Kevin (Debra) McShane of Mobile, Ala.; two granddaughters, Kelly (Brent) Greenwald and Katie McShane and two great-granddaughters, Lauren McShane Greenwald and Addie McShane Greenwald. 

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Clark and one sister, Beatrice (Vincent) Ambrose. 

Memorials may be made in Jane’s honor to the MFL Ambulance Service. 

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona, Iowa,v with Rev. Dennis Hopes as the Officiant. Interment will be held in the Sixteen Cemetery rural Monona, Iowa. 

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be left at: www.graufuneralhomes.com 

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