Gene Elaine Neff
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Gene Elaine Neff
  • April 6, 1924 - January 1, 2018
  • Winter Park, Florida

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NEFF, GENE JEAN, age 93 passed from this life, on January 1, 2018. Jean was born April 6, 1924 in Zanesville, Ohio to W. Russell Morgan and Hazel Derry Morgan. She was a long time resident of central Florida, arriving in Eau Gallie, in the early 1950's when her husband, Robert (Bob) R. Neff began work at Cape Canaveral for the Glen L Martin Company (now Lockheed Martin). She married, Bob, her high school sweetheart, after World War II ended in 1946. Her two children, Linda and Rusty, began school in Brevard County and graduated from Eau Gallie High School. Jean was a compassionate woman who sought to make the world a better place. She was active in Community Service, working at the voting polls and volunteering for the March of Dimes, United Appeal, YMCA, Eau Gallie PTA, her church and the Hospital Guild. She participated in the Hospital Follies helping to raise the funds to build the Holmes Regional Hospital in Melbourne. Jean loved to golf, bowl and was an avid bridge player. She helped organize and was the first president of the Martin Wives Club. She and her family enjoyed socializing at the Trade Winds Club and Patrick AFB Officers Club. Jean and her husband moved to Seminole County in 1970 after Bob's work transferred him to the Orlando facilities. She was a member of the Seminole Spokes, Seminole Satellites, Rolling Hills Golf Club, Winter Park Coterie and Maitland Presbyterian Church. After 65 years in a very loving and happy marriage, she lost her husband, Bob, on February 23, 2011. She moved to the Mayflower Retirement Center of Winter Park, FL. in 2012. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bobby and sister Marilyn. She is survived by brother Richard Morgan, daughter Linda (Gary) Field, son Rusty (Cam) Neff, three grandchildren Matthew (Missy) Field, Ryan (Jennifer) Neff and Andrea Neff (Eddie), and seven great grandchildren. Jean was a loving, generous and caring wife and mother who will be deeply missed by her family. Memorial service will be on January 20 at 11:00 AM at Maitland Presbyterian Church. Published in the Orlando Sentinel from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2018