Mary Jane "Janie" Percefull Stecks, died peacefully at home with family on May 11, 2021. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Carl Frederick (Freddie) Stecks, Jr.; her sister, Virginia Ann McCarley Stapleton; and parents, (Lt. Col. ret.) George E. Percefull, Lonoke, Ark., and Virginia L. Hubbard Percefull, Oxford, Md. Born in Great Neck, New York, May 7, 1941, Jane was the great-great-grandaughter of Hicks and Percefull pioneer families of Lonoke County, Arkansas. As a child she moved all over the country (Alaska, Ohio, Texas, Michigan) with her military family, so changing schools and making friends quickly was a regular occurrence. When her father retired from the US Air Force in 1954, they settled for good in his birthplace, and the town her ancestors founded, Lonoke, Arkansas. Jane enrolled at Lonoke High School. The town was a warm and welcoming place, and her school years there left her with fond memories. After graduating in 1959, she spent three semesters as a TriDelt at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and came home to marry Freddie in 1961. They eloped to Oklahoma with their dear friends Jenna and Philip Baker, whose deep friendship endured until the very end.