Jane Neumann Lally (November 24, 1922-June 18, 2018) — Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and the daughter of German immigrants, she graduated from Walnut Hills College Preparatory High School. She excelled as a student and was on the swim team, continuing that sport until her 90s. Her father Carl was a professional musician and her mother Ida was an astute business woman.
After high school, Jane worked as a secretary for a few years to fund her college tuition and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1947 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She played flute in the college marching band, piano, and was very knowledgeable about classical music.