Elizabeth Jane Blevins
Dec. 26, 1919 -- Mar. 27, 2019
COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Elizabeth Jane Blevins died March 27, 2019, in Costa Mesa, California.
Born in Kennekuk Kansas on Dec. 26, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Estella Trojovsky.
Raised on a farm in Kennekuk, Kansas, she attended public schools there, graduating from Horton High School in 1938. She went on to pursue nursing training, funded with earnings from being crowned Queen of the Horton Jubilee festivities.
Her nursing training was interrupted when she met a pharmacist, Harold Blevins, and in October 1939, they married.
The couple settled down in Shelby, Nebraska where Harold ran Blevins Pharmacy, and later had Blevins Drive in Pharmacy, in Columbus. They raised four children, Judy, Karen, Hal and Angie.
Jane was a homemaker and mother and an artist, making oil paintings of farmhouses and watercolor landscapes of Nebraska. She also created wood carvings and made sculpted heads of famous Nebraskans, John Dunning and Arjay Miller. These are on display at the Shelby Public Library.
During their life together Jane and Harold enjoyed square dancing and bridge. For many years, Jane played the organ and piano at the Methodist church in Shelby.
She leaves her children, Judy Mohl from Ypsilanti, Michigan, Hal Blevins (Peggy) from Omaha, Nebraska and Angie Blevins (Michaela Loisel) from Hallowell, Maine, eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Harold, daughter Karen and three siblings.