Nettie Jane Lamphear

Nettie Jane Lamphear

Nettie Jane Lamphear of Otsego, Michigan (formerly of Kalamazoo), passed away Friday, January 11, 2013, at Wings Home in Allegan. Jane was born August 22, 1946 in Buchanan, MI to Carley and Belva (Gregory) Daniel.

She was a 1965 graduate of Otsego High School. For 18 years she was employed in the food service of Kalamazoo Public Schools. In her leisure time she enjoyed square dancing, board games, card games, crocheting, camping and wintering in Florida. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Jane was a member of the Kalamazoo Missionary Church.

On October 3, 1970 in Kalamazoo she was married to Leon Lamphear, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Cheryl (Chris) Crawford of Otsego; three grandchildren, Sarah, Jacob and Hannah; siblings, Betty (Perry) Simmons of Three Oaks, her twin sister Jeanette (Carl) Sikkenga of Kalamazoo, Bonnie (Mike) Mattison of Alamo and Dan (Jayne) Daniel of Bridgman; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with Jane’s family from 10 to 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Kalamazoo Missionary Church, 5045 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Ken Smeader officiating. Immediately following the service a luncheon will be served. A Graveside Service at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday.

Contributions in memory of Jane may be made to the Kalamazoo Missionary Church or Wings Home.

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  1. Mark Sikkenga says:

    Although you will be greatly missed, it’s a blessing to know that you are now with Grandma and Grandpa in Heaven.

    Our Prayers to Uncle Lee, Cheryl, Chris, Sarah, Jacob and Hannah. Remember we are always here for you.

    Love always,

    Mark, Heather, Kaila, Nicholas

  2. Stella Veld Waller says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Daniel family. I haven’t seen any of you in years, but were childhood neighbors. My you find comfort through God in your time of sorrrow!

  3. Michelle Kaufmann says:

    Jane was such a special loving person. She was a blessing to everyone who knew her. She will forever be in our hearts.

  4. Al & Judy Alexander says:

    Thinking of you and remembering all the fun times we had together through the years. Jane will be forever missed.
    Al & judy

  5. carol Winkel Wuebbling says:

    I feel stunned that Jane has passed.. She was a constantly smiling, soft-hearted and positive member of our class at OHS. It seems impossible and too soon. My prayers for her family’s comfort; my memories of good times to Jeannette.

  6. Jeff & Marj Alexander says:

    Our deepest sympathy & prayers are with you and your family, may you find peace in the wonderful memories we all share. God Bless you and your family at this time of sorrow.

  7. Jerry and Marilyn Hayes says:

    Leon, very sorry to hear about Jane, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jerry

  8. don & diane says:

    We will truly miss our dear friend , our prayers are with the family, Jane was a very giving and kind women ,, we will always have great memories of all our camping and adventures we shared

  9. Gayle D. Scott says:


    So sorry to hear about Jane. I have many fond memories of her from PB events. I know that half your world is gone but the wonderful marriage, family, and friends you have will help to reduce your pain. Peace & Blessings to you particularly during these first days of healing.

  10. Betty Walker says:

    Sorry to hear about Jane. George and I had so many good times at the campground in Hartford, and at the get-togethers at your Florida home. So many of our camping group have moved on, that we have only memories of the great times we had through the years. Blessings to you, and may time be the healer of your loss.

  11. Jan VanderVeen says:

    Bonnie & Mike and to your entire family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your sister will be greatly missed I know. May God be with you and your family and know that she is in a better place and at peace now .

  12. Althea Michel says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Leon and his family at this most difficult time.

  13. Greg Neeley says:

    Lee, we were all saddened by the news of Jane’s passing. From the time when we were younger during summer visits in Michigan, until the last time I saw Jane in 2005, she always had a big smile and a hug for me and all my family. A memory that will never be lost.

    Jane’s aunt Hazel always enjoyed talking with Jane the past few years and keeping up with what is going on with your family and the Daniel’s family.

    Although this is a difficult time, always remember that with time, our fondest memories will grow stronger, easing our pain.
    We wish we could be with you at this difficult time.

    Love and blessings to you, your family and Bettie, Jeannette, Bonnie and Danny.

    Greg, Kathy, Devin, Ryan and Aunt Hazel.

  14. Don & Cecile Long says:

    We are very sorry to hear about Jane. Our thoughts and prayers are with Leon and family.

  15. Markus Lamphear says:

    Aunt Jane was a beautiful loving person,always helpful and caring,from helping Grandma Lamphear, to making a batch of fudge just for me. She leaves giving us all something to strive for. Peace be to you Uncle Leon from my family to yours. Mark, Cherylyn, & Markus Lamphear

  16. Keith and Joy Lory says:

    We will miss Aunt Jane very much. We want you to know that we love you and you are in our prayers. Keith,Joy, Christina and Michael

  17. Hal & Jacky Pullen says:

    Leon, may God be with you and your family.

  18. Jennifer and Clifton Hicks says:

    I didn’t know you all that well I only met you once or twice but you were a very nice lady and I hope and pray that while your on your journey to HEAVEN you feel all the arms reaching out still holding onto you. Today will not be easy but you will be greatly missed by all.

  19. Tammie Schlotterback says:

    Uncle Lee & Cheryl,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish we could be there in person to hug you both. Aunt Jane was a wonderful lady who always had a smile on her face. Remember that she is with God now and probably laughing it up with Grandma & Grandpa.

    Tammie & Tylyn



  21. Jerry Jerrett says:

    I am very saddened to hear of Jane’s passing. I did not know that she had been ill. My condolences go out to the entire family. My Mom, Helen Jerrett also sends her condolences. She would certainly have been at the funeral, but has been visiting me in Port Huron, since New years. Again our prayers are with you all.
    Jerry Jerrett

  22. Maija Miller (Jirgens) says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. She was a great lady who enjoyed life and her family. I graduated with her and have a lot of good school memories of her. Thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    -Maija Miller (Jirgens)

  23. Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Jane & Jeanette were in my class in school and I always considered them good friends. It’s been some time since I’ve seen them, but they have never been forgotten. I actually knew the entire family and, therefore, my thoughts and condolensces are sent to you all. May your many memories help you through this difficult time. Jane always had a smile and I’m sure that, plus her sweet personality, will be missed by many. Hugs to the entire Daniel family.

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