Janice L. Keith

Janice L. Keith

On July 29th, 2019, Janice Lee (Wadsworth) Keith was called to heaven to be with her Lord. Janice was born January 20, 1961 in Kalamazoo.

She was proceded in death by her sister LuAnn (Hamm) Dekilder and step brother Roe Johnson. Jan is survived by her husband of 42 years John Ray Keith of Plainwell; her mother, Joann (Rocky) Johnson of Allegan; daughter Faith (William) Davis of Lennon MI; son John (Kerry) Keith of Allegan MI; 5 grandchildren; Daniell Davis, Charles Keith, James Davis, Amanda Keith and Alexander Keith; sister Rachel Wadsworth of Kalamazoo; sister Virginia Hopson of Fennville; sister Loretta Smith of Kalamazoo; sister Beth Hamm of Allegan; brother Michael Wadsworth of Springport and brother Dale Wadsworth of Otsego; step sister Carleen (Mike) Kyle of Virginia and step sister Alice (Chuck) Lossie, Paw Paw, MI.

She was a member of the Otsego High School class of 1980. Jan loved crafts of all sorts, woodworking, crocheting, knitting, jewelry making among others. As a licensed cosmetologist she was fascinated by the popular hair styles of the day. It was common for her to get calls for hair or dress help from young ladies before school dances -- she happily ‘saved the day.’

Jan drove a school bus for Plainwell Community Schools for many years. She loved her bus kids and they loved her for many reasons; from her fair treatment of their antics to her crocheting hats for each rider, her countless costumes for holidays and her ever present smile, to name a few. Jan’s endless love and support of her family is her greatest legacy.

Service and a celebration of  life will be held August 10th, 2019th at the Trowbridge Community Church, 355 26th St, Otsego, MI 49078, (269) 673-5502, officiated by Tim Marsh. Visitation begins at 10 am, service at 11am. Luncheon will follow.

The family has created a Facebook group to collect memories of those impacted by Jan’s warm heart. 

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  1. Class of 1980 says:

    The class of 1980 sends their deepest condolences to the family. Fly high beautiful Angel. You will be missed.

  2. Ron & Kelly Peterson says:

    Sending sympathy to the family, much love, hugs and thoughts also, Jan was an awesome sister in law to me, i will always love her and miss her alot, always in my thoughts and prayers , you received your wings sweet lady, fly high…. god has another angel, .. RIP Janice

  3. Janice was a sweet young lady when I had last seen her.
    She was blessed with a loving husband of 42 yrs., great kids & super grandkids. Her love for children is something her and I shared. I enjoyed seeing her even through Facebook over the years.
    Bless your family with awesome memories. Heaven will welcome you with open arms. With loving thoughts, Faith

  4. Steve & Nancy Motter says:

    Our deepest condolences for the family Jan will be greatly missed by everyone that got to know her. I was Blessed to be a co worker from being a bus driver with her. She always lite up a room with her family and friends and she always makes everyone just love the way she loved others. She’s now not suffering anymore and she’s up above watching over her loved ones. Prayers for everyone

  5. Kimberly Marciniak says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family. She will be missed. I send my prayers to all of you and my love.

  6. Faith Peterson says:

    Janice was a sweet young lady when I had last seen her.
    She was blessed with a loving husband of 42 yrs., great kids & super grandkids. Her love for children is something her and I shared. I enjoyed seeing her even through Facebook over the years.
    Bless your family with awesome memories. Heaven will welcome you with open arms. With loving thoughts, Faith

  7. David Conklin says:

    So Sorry

  8. Donna Allen says:

    You will be missed by many. Spread your wings and fly high. I know you will be watching over everybody. Until we meet again

  9. Sarah & Larry Barton says:

    Deepest sympathy to you, JoAnn and Rocky and families. Sending love and prayers. Always enjoyed chit chatting with her at the reunions.

  10. Ellie Alm says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I wasn’t aware that she was sick. Please accept my condolences.

  11. Kathy Hughes says:

    John and Family: I was so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing, but being Christians we know where she is. I hope she sees Tyna and Ginny. I will be praying for all of you.

    Kathy

  12. John Keith says:

    For the friends wishing to join our Facebook group you can find it here:

    facebook.com/groups/936236466717931

    Thanks

  13. Steve Slater says:

    So sad she had to go so soon, condolences to the family.

  14. Joyce M Buckallew says:

    Janice will truly be missed. Prayers and hugs for her family. So sorry for your loss.

  15. Dean and Angela Stratton says:

    John and family we are so sorry for your loss.

  16. Jon & Christine Campbell says:

    Our condolences to the family.

  17. Anna Oakes says:

    My condolences to John and family. I will miss seeing her lovely smile. It was obvious that John and Jan have a very special relationship. Praying for comfort.

  18. Mrs. Jim (Patti Khodl) Hewitt says:

    Many years ago Jan did my hair and my mother’s hair. She was always a sweetheart and we enjoyed visiting with her during these appointments. But carpal tunnel was affecting her hands and she had to pursue other means of employment. So sad to learn of her passing, much too soon for someone so young. My sympathies to her family.

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