Jane Kuhlmann (nee Moberly) passed from this life into the Lord’s care, on July 30, 2022, with love and peace, surrounded by her husband and children.
Jane was born and raised in Wichita Kansas. She was a graduate of East High School and Kansas University with a degree in education. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, William and Beulah Moberly, and by a sister and brother, Moira Lee Murfin and Dick Moberly.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; her children, Kathy (Steven) Light of Glen Ellyn, IL., Brad (Chris) Kuhlmann of Overland Park, Karen (Rick) Crow of Lenexa, and Kim (Craig Briscoe) Diamond of Overland Park. Jane’s 9 Grandchildren include Drake (Katie) Kuhlmann, Jason (Alyssa) Crow, Seth Kuhlmann, Trevor (Stacy Thomas) Light, Lauren (Slater) Smith, Ryan Light, Sean Light, Trey Kuhlmann, Gabriella Diamond. She has 2 Great Grandchildren; Lincoln Crow and Wren Kuhlmann. She is survived by her sister Judy Mayotte of Seattle. Jane also enjoyed many wonderful times of smiles and laughter with her large and extended family of nieces, nephews & cousins.
Jane met Jim early in life and they married in 1961. She treasured being his wife, sharing with him in the raising of their children, and supporting him in his Optometric practice. They shared an adventurous season of retirement, and nearly 61 years of marriage. They built a family and home for their 4 children enriched through church life, kids’ activities, and the hosting of many gatherings of friends and family.
With her children grown, Jane returned to teaching, serving for many years, primarily at Caldwell Elementary. She adored educating children, pouring love and care into each child placed in her care.
In retirement, Jane and Jim loved to travel; they frequently shared this love with family and friends. Always returning home to Wichita, or Lake of the Ozarks, and grandkids. Their condo at the lake was the place where relationships grew, laughter was shared, memories were made, and traditions continue today.
Jane volunteered locally through the Wichita Junior League, East Heights UMC, Delta Gamma, National Federation of the Blind as a braille typist transcriber, Montessori Teacher, Tutoring with the Pando Initiative, Trustee of the Harry Hynes Hospice Memorial. Jane and Jim served together through the Red Cross. They provided care for local emergencies, and put their travel skills to work, going coast to coast, to feed and care for those in the path of our country's largest disasters.
Jane’s girlfriends were important to her, she enjoyed gathering with them through Bible Study, Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club, and lunch at YaYa’s! Their laughter knit them together as a very happy bunch. Jane was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Her family would like to thank the many caregivers who gave their gifts and skills to assist Jane as she faced her journey with Alzheimer’s. Jane met this season of her life with faith, grace and peace, always able to share a bright smile with her sparkling eyes to her family, friends and caregivers.
A service celebrating Jane’s life in Christ will be held at University Congregational Church at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Youth Group Mountain TOP Scholarship Fund at East Heights United Methodist Church or the Student Music Scholarship Fund at University Congregational Church.
Youth Group Mountain TOP Scholarship Fund @ East Heights United Methodist Church
4407 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67218
Student Music Scholarship Fund @ University Congregational Church
9209 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226