Jane Louise (Schuman) Meick, age 75, of Sidney, NE passed away in Sidney on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 2, at the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney, NE with Pastor Kyle Larson officiating.  Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website.  Cremation has taken place.  Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney.  Memorials can be made to the Awana’s Club in Sidney, NE.

       Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday from 1-6:00 P.M. to sign Jane’s register book.  Family will not be present.   You may view Jane’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.   

          Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Jane’s care and funeral arrangements.           

            Jane was born April 23, 1947 in Hastings, NE to Carl and Ardyce I. (Evers) Schuman.  She attended school at Hildreth Public Schools, graduating from High School in 1965.  She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney (Kearney State College) where she double majored in Special Education and English.  Following college, she moved to Sidney and started her career with Educational Service Unit 14.  She worked at many locations including Eastward School, Sidney Armory, The Cottage, Central School, and Sidney High School.  Jane taught at Here We Grow Pre-school, Awana Cubbies, and Cubscouts, all in Sidney, NE.

            Jane was united in marriage to Frederick T. “Tom” Meick on September 20, 1969 in Sidney, Nebraska.  Jane played the piano and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  Jane loved God, family, friends, all children, and her brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.  She was active in her church from bible studies to teaching Sunday School and helping with Awana.

            Everyone who knew Jane could see how much she loved kids showing God’s love and patience while planting seeds to help them learn to grow into strong Christians.  She found her passion for teaching at a very young age because Jane loved reading and learning herself.  While relaxing, it always seemed to be with the Bible or any other book.  Yes, reading was also a deep passion she had.  The teaching passion landed her first job during summers before graduating high school where she helped teach children at Engleside Hospital.

            Jane is survived by her husband Tom of Sidney; daughter Angela and husband Steve Hicks of Sidney, NE; twin sons Kevin of Crete, NE and Kyle of Crete, NE; grandson Dominic Hicks currently serving his country in the Airforce; sister Anne Schuman of Aurora, CO; brother-in-law Ron Hardy; nieces Gina (Oliverius) Elgert and husband Jake, Cyrenna (Folkerts) Voycheske and husband Mike, and Rona Blattie and husband Tim; nephews Tim Oliverius, William “Billy” Folkerts II, and Wade Hardy; as well as many great nieces and nephews.

            Jane was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Ardyce Shuman; aunts Ara Ranslen, Blanche Frank and husband Bob; uncle Paul Schuman and wife Vivian; cousin Nancy Ranslen; parents-in-law Dorothy and Frederick Meick; sisters-in-law Jo Hardy and Marcy Folkerts and husband Bill; and granddaughter Chelsea Rae Hicks.