Dorothy ‘Jane’ Steinhour
March 13, 1948 • October 8, 2017
Dorothy ‘Jane’ Steinhour, 69 years of age, passed away Sunday morning, October 8, at Central Valley Specialty Hospital in Modesto, California. She was born on March 13, 1948, to Jane Edna Thompson and Elmer Conrad Nelson. She had endured numerous health conditions over the past years and was prepared and willing to be reunited with her daughter Joanna Rieke (1979–2016) and cherished canine companions Molly, Pepper and Missy.
Known to most as Jane, she was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised as an only child. She loved growing up in the city and frequently visited the museums. A couple of years after having her first two children, Jane moved to Ohio. She was a Cub Scout den leader and held a variety of jobs to make ends meet for her family. After living over a decade in Ohio, Jane moved to Livermore, California, in 1978 and to Tracy in November of 1979, where she resided until she passed. She loved arts and crafts and spent many years traveling around to numerous shows to sell her crafts. Jane eventually opened up her store, Crafty Corners, in downtown Tracy for about 12 years.
She leaves behind her husband, Gary Steinhour (married 39 years); children, Brian Busby (Mary) of Felicity, Ohio, and Tina Lusby (Dennis) of Elma, Washington; and seven grandchildren, Bryn Andreoli, Hailey Rieke, Kaitlyn Rieke, McKinzie Gales, Kyle Busby, Calyn Busby and Cory Busby.
No local services will be held. There will be a private family gathering for Jane in Washington state. A tribute page will be set up with Fry Memorial Chapel: www.frymemorialchapel.com/tributes