Jana Caril Moore, 58, of Wilmington, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 26, 2022, at home. The daughter of David Moore and Susan Jett Pflug, she was born in Webster Springs, W. Va., on Feb. 25, 1964. She graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. in 1982, and received her BS in Business from Virginia Tech in 1987.
Jana is survived by her husband, Edward McCaleb; daughter, Emeline McCaleb; mother, Susan Jett Pflug and stepfather John Pflug; brothers Jason Pflug and Derek Moore; aunt Beverly Harris; uncle Michael Jett; nieces Isabelle Pflug and Alexandra Pflug; and nephews Henry Pflug and David Reace Moore. She was preceded in death by her father; her sister Tess Moore; and her grandparents Robert and Joyce Moore and Ivan and Mildred Jett.
Jana was a woman of many talents and enthusiasms. In addition to serving as president of Webster Woodlands, a West Virginia natural resource company, she was president of the Cape Fear Rowing Club where she competed in (and won) numerous regattas. Rowing had a profound impact on Jana’s life and from the moment she began in 2015, she, in her own words, “became part of a rowing team and family.”
Jana was a gifted and in-demand seamstress whose meticulously detailed costumes for local productions of classic ballets such as “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty” were legendary. She was a fierce advocate for democracy and volunteered with the Democratic Party as an election observer. Her biting sense of humor was balanced by her loving care of family, friends, animals, and strangers in need. She loved to travel, volunteer, and attend concerts.
A celebration of Jana’s life is tentatively scheduled for April 23 in Wilmington with details to come. Memorials may be made to the Cape Fear Rowing Club or by check to Cape Fear River Rowing Club Inc., PO Box 1586 Wilmington, NC 28402.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099