Jane V. West

May 26, 1944 - September 10, 2020

Jane V. West, age 76, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Born in Hopewell, NJ on May 26, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Vernon and Lulu (Grube) Vandewater. Jane retired from Wilmington University after many years as an events coordinator and continued to work part time until recently.

Jane was a Godly wife, mother, and grandmother and a faithful member of Reach Church in Bear, DE. A talented musician, she enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the church choir, and most recently, learning to play the drums for the past several years. In her spare time, Jane liked to crochet, read on her Kindle, and vacation at Bethany Beach and Ocean City with her twin sister, Janet.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, John and Joanne Vandewater. Jane will be dearly missed by her husband of 50 years, Allen W. West; children, Karen Remick (Nick) and Scott West (Susan White); grandson, Nathan Remick; twin sister, Janet Tyndale (Bob); and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 5 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Red Lion Christian Academy, 1390 Red Lion Rd, Bear, DE 19701, where a funeral service will follow at 5 pm. A graveside service will be held at 10 am the following morning, Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jane’s memory may be made to MARKINC Ministries, P.O. Box 7147, Newark, DE 19714 or by visiting markinc.org.


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31 Condolences for Jane V. West

  • Dear Allen and family, our prayers are with you – May Gods peace and comfort surround you in this time. David and Karol West and family.

  • My dear friend, our friendship goes beyond words. Your memories and laughter will forever be remembered. Love Brandi

  • Dear Allen, Karen & Scott, Janet, family & friends, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Will always remember Jane’s laughter! Can hear it even now. You were very blessed to have her in your lives. Our prayers for comfort in her absence. Alive in cherished memories & the comfort that she is with our Lord as Christ’s servant. Love to all. Bob, Marie, Alex & Matt.

  • Aunt Jane will be sorely missed by all. She always had a bright smile and great laugh, and I missed being able to visit when our family moved to TX. May she be at peace and her family find peace in her move to place of eternal love and happiness.

  • Dear Alan and family,
    May God bless you and comfort you. You were blessed to have Jane a part of your life for many wonderful years. I will always remember our dinners together at the Longhorn Steak House where Jane was always so cheerful and kept me up to date on her progress with her drum lessons. Peace to you and your family. Harry

  • To Mrs. Jane West’s Family, I adored her and I will miss her dearly. She was the kindest and most loving soul to work with, I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    In prayer,
    Allison Laurant

  • My thoughts and prayers to the entire West Family. Heaven has just been blessed with a new forever member. My thoughts of my Aunt Jane, are she will always be smiling, happy, and fun-loving in her new after life, as she was in our lives. God Bless.

  • Karen,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. May her sweet spirit abide with you and your family for comfort. God’s peace.

    Ara & Bruce

  • Dear Allen,Karen and Scott, from my family to yours our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so thankful for your friendship. We will remember her sweetness always Jeff,Tiffany and Aidan P

  • Dear Allen, Karen, Scott and Janet, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss her and will always carry her in my heart. She was a force of nature and one of the most authentic people I have ever known. I will miss how her eyes sparkled when she laughed! She loved her job at Wilmington University and it will be difficult to go back there without her. I could always count on her and she really knew her stuff.

  • Dearest Allen and family ~ Words cannot express the sorrow in our hearts. You know how much we love Jane. Her absence leaves a whole in our hearts. Our only solace is that God blessed us by placing her in our lives, and knowing we will see her again. Our love and prayers are with you.

  • My condolences. I always loved her smile and jovial spirit in choir. She will be missed.

  • Dear Allen and Family,

    We are extremely sad to hear about Jane’s sudden passing. She will be greatly missed. We know she is with Jesus and in Glory. Heaven has gained a huge bright and shining star but here on earth, it is now more dim. One day we will be with her and that is the hope we have in Christ. Until then, may God’s peace and comfort hold you close and wipe away the tears.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Jane always had a sweet & unassuming, quite Spirit about her along with a big smile. We talked with each other when our daughter & their son were in high school together or briefly at church when we saw one another & all I can say is Jane was always smiling no matter the circumstances!

    God be with you Allen & you’re family, Joe & I are praying that Our Lord give you all peace & strength through such a difficult time.

    Sincerely in Christ, Joe & Manetta Gorenflo

  • Jane always greeted me with her unmistakable smile. I loved the chance to work with her, or even just share a few moments with her. She will surely be missed.

  • My condolences to the West family. Jane was such a bright spot in everyone’s day at Wilmington University. She could always be found with a smile on her face and a bounce in her step. She will be missed. May memories of her comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Dear Allen, Karen & Scott, Janet, & family,

    Jane was such a wonderful human being, and I am grateful to have known her. I know that the loss for you is very great, and I am so sorry that you must endure the pain of it. We are comforted by the fact that absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and you will see her on the other side. All my best, Leslie

  • Allen,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Jane was so much fun to be around during choir practices, watching her rock out the drums during the Christmas Eve Services. I enjoyed getting to know Jane the last few years being in choir with her.
    Praying for comfort for you and your family. Asking the Lord to be by your side.

  • You will be missed, my friend. Rest peacefully. My condolences to Allen and family.

  • Hi,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I have worked with Jane for the last 20 years. She was always so helpful whenever I was planning an event for the college of business. In fact, she was helpful all the time. She was a” go-to person” at Wilmu. Jane had the answer for almost everything. Jane will be missed at Wilmu. I am blessed to have known Jane as a friend and colleague.

    Deepest Sympathy

    Janice E. Wardle, Ph.D.
    Chair of Sport Management

  • Karen, you have been on my mind so much, my heart hurts for you and your family. It’s only been a few months since my Mom went to be with Jesus. Your mom was such a wonderful woman, I will miss her contagious smile. I loved this video, what precious memories. Holding you up in prayer. Love, Barbie

  • Dear Allen and family, my prayers are with you and your family. My dear friend Jane, fly with the angels. I will always remember, we are “Laverne and Shirley!”

  • Jane had a lot of spunk. I hung out with Jane as we helped out with a Little WICs sleepover in the Fellowship Hall at Reach Church. This was my first time helping out. Fortunately Jane was prepared and brought an air mattress that she graciously shared with me so I didn’t have to sleep on the concrete floor! I remember laughing so much that night and enjoyed getting to know her better! Such a sweet lady! Rejoicing that she has been welcomed to her forever home with Jesus and has taken her place with those who have gone before her. Hebrews 12:1-3. She will be missed!

  • Dear Allen,
    My prayers are with you and family on sudden loss of your beloved wife Jane….she will be surly missed. I always remember talking with her on Sunday mornings at church. May the GOD Of All Comfort surround you and your family during these difficult times.

  • Dear Family- I am so sorry for your loss! Jane was such a special person. I cannot imagine Wilmington University without her! She was everywhere and knew everything!! Jane always had a smile on her face and treated everyone with such kindness and respect. Jane was a tremendously influence and just calmed the environment around her. She had this way of just taking care of thing and knowing the answers. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to all of you. ~Johanna Bishop

  • Jane you will always be in our thoughts of the Wilmu Family. I loved your dedication to serving and keeping our events organized. RIP Dear friend until we meet again.

  • My heart, thoughts and prayers are with the family today and in days to come. I will miss Jane’s smile & pleasant personality at WilmU. May her memories live on with us.

  • Allen and family, We were so saddened by the sudden loss of Jane. Know that our hearts are with you at this time of sorrow. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Merril and Margaret

  • Mr. West, Karen, Scott and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and husband. I do have fond memories of her and you guys from Bethany. She is with our Lord and Savior now and we can all take comfort in that.
    Bryan Diamond

  • Dear Allen, Karen, Scott and Family. Barry and I are so saddened for your loss. Praying God’s presence and peace will carry you through the days and weeks ahead. And you will be comforted with the assurance she is with her Lord and Savior. Love to all,
    Barry and Carol Diamond

  • Dear Allen & Family!
    Sorry that I was unable to attend the service for Jane last week.
    I will miss her quick wit, her love of the Lord and the sharing that took place in our House Church.
    She was a very special lady!!