Janice went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, December 11, 2021 in Delton.
She was born January 15, 1942 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Sam and Winifred (Stapert) Smith. In her free time Janice enjoyed bowling and had been on many area leagues. She also enjoyed traveling to Israel.
She was a member of Bradenton Bible Baptist Church and Cooper Baptist Church and had attended the Merson Church. On October 20, 1974 in Cooper Township she married James Leonard who survives.
Also surviving are her children, Deb (Dennis) Merlau of Delton, Sheri (Joe) Fountain of Virginia and Larry (Joyce) Zuiderveen of Otsego; step-sons, Mike (Julie) Leonard of Allegan and Randy (Annette) Leonard of Kalamazoo; 20 grandchildren, Denise, Daniel, Diana, Dustin, Benjamin, Jonathon, Melissa, Jacob, Josiah, Joel, Abbie, Lisa, Nicole, Jimmy, David, Emily, Lindsey, Tony, Amy and Dravin; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Kay (Willy) Gesch of WA, Barb (Chuck) Michaels of FL and Brenda (Mike) Perton of Grand Haven along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and step-daughter, Sue Ann Curry.
Friends may visit with Janice’s family from 5-8 P.M., Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 15, 2021 with Pastor Greg Bishop officiating.
Burial will follow at West Cooper Cemetery.
Masks are recommended for indoor services.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.