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Jeanette Svec

December 2, 1934 — September 21, 2015

Jeanette Luzum Svec
Jeanette Luzum Svec of Stilwell, Kansas, passed away September 21, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born on the family farm in Milligan, Nebraska on December 2, 1934, attended school in Fillmore County and graduated from Milligan High School.
She attended business school in Lincoln and started her work career with Russell Stovers Candies in Lincoln. She enjoyed and retired from a twenty five year employment with The Jones Store in the Kansas City area.
Jeanette married M. Ronald Svec of Tobias, Nebraska on September 10, 1955 and shared a well traveled Marine Corps military life for twenty years which included moving the family to numerous locations across the United States finally settling in the Kansas City area in 1974. To this union were born a daughter and three sons. A sixtieth wedding anniversary celebration was held in August with their family, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends at a Mass at St Michael The Archangel Parish and a reception in Overland Park, Kansas.
Jeanette and her husband Ron enjoyed traveling overseas to Europe and Asia and visiting their family and friends throughout the United States. They especially enjoyed spending the winters in Palm Springs, California.
Her passion included her many landscapes and flowers at their Stilwell home of forty-two years and she shared this love of plant life with family and friends. She enjoyed embroidery, shopping estate and garage sales, playing the slots at the local and Palm Springs casinos, playing cards with young and old alike and celebrating her Czech heritage.
She was a friend to all and will be greatly missed by many.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, James B. Luzum and Anna Suda Luzum; her in-laws, Milo and Margaret Yeck Svec, her brother James and wife Arlene Luzum; sisters Anita Briske and Vivian and her husband Bill De Camp, and brothers-in-law Ken Kresak and Darryl Smith.
She is survived by her husband Ron; daughter, Deborah Lee Adams (Robert) of Leawood, Kansas; sons, M. Ronald Svec Jr. of Stilwell, Kansas, James Michael Svec (Anne) of Thornton, Colorado and Robert Joseph Svec (Cynthia) of Overland Park, Kansas; five grandchildren, Christopher James Svec of Parker, Colorado, Amy Elizabeth Cook (Chris) of Thornton, Colorado, Elizabeth (Libbie) Marie Adams of Denver, Colorado, Taylor Kay Svec ( fiancAC. Jared Kaunley) of Prairie Village, Kansas and Kristen Ann Svec of Overland Park, Kansas; brother Dwayne Luzum(Cheryl) of Exeter, Nebraska; sister Diane Luzum Kresak of Milligan, Nebraska and sister-in-law Carol Svec Smith of Atlantic, Iowa and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service and interment in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Milligan, Nebraska will take place late fall.
Memorial contributions may be sent to one of Jeanette's favorite charities, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Mid America Chapter, 7611 State Line Road, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 or to the Milligan Public Library, 424 Main Street, PO Box 324, Milligan, NE 68406. Arrg: Assurance Cremation Society, 860 W. Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO., 64145, (816)941-2273.


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