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Janice Lee Jones
GardeningJanice Lee Jones, 83 of Richwood, passed from this life to Heaven on March 18, 2022.

She was born May 31, 1938 in Dry Fork, West Virginia to the late Gordon and Clemence (Roy) Pennington.

On February 18, 1962 she married Raymond Jones and they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Barbara Jones, two brothers: George (Charlotte) Pennington and Ronald (Carol) Pennington, brother in law, Walter Jones and his family, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by the family of her heart whom she considered her grandson and great grandchildren, Chuckie (Jenn) Ehret  and their daughters, Kalynne, Kennedy and Karlee.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Beatrice Faye and Helen, a brother Ezra and an infant brother David

Janice loved flowers and gardening. She especially liked daylilies and sunflowers. She also enjoyed watching the birds and just like her mom, cardinals were her favorite.

She enjoyed the Richwood Fair Flower Show and was very proud of how it has grown through the years. She was a member of the Progressive Buds Garden Club for more than 50 years. She also held many positions on the county and state level boards through the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. She had worked as a professional florist at Sheila’s Flowers in Richwood and Marysville Floral.

Janice had attended the Union Baptist Church and taught religious education for the North Union Schools.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday March 23, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor John Ramsey will officiate, burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

The family has requested that everyone wear masks in consideration of their families health.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society as Janice was a 42 year survivor.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Stacie Beltz
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 12:28 PM

Barb..we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was such a wonderful inspiration to any and all that knew her.
Our prayers are with you and family.
Vernon and Stacie Beltz

#2 from: Mike&Barb Brake
Lehigh Acres
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 6:46 PM

Raymond and Barb..What a shock. She was so full of life. I am sure she is in heaven.  She was a great pillar of the garden show and 4-H in general. Please accept our condolences.

#3 from: Sue Cramer Clem
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 7:33 PM

When I joined the Progressive Bud Garden Club Janice took me under her wing. She taught me so much and was a really special lady.. We will miss her and we all have great memories due to her. Heaven just received a very wonderful woman.

#4 from: Dan and Darlene Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 11:14 PM

Raymond and family we wish to extend deepest sympathy to you.  

#5 from: Jessica Speakman
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 11:43 PM

Raymond & Barb I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have so many fond memories working with Janice at Sheila’s. She taught me(the new kid at that time)about flowers and floral design. She was a talented lady.

#6 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 9:43 AM

Raymond and Barb I am so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. She was my garden consult. Loved hearing her expertise. She is spreading her beautiful arrangements now for evermore. She was an angel. Sending prayers to you both.

#7 from: Marilyn Coleman
Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 10:12 AM

I knew Janice throughout our mutual love of flowers. I considered her a friend. I am so sorry for your loss. You will meet again.

#8 from: Jack and Laura Williams
Coupeville, WA
Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 2:03 PM

Jack and I wish to send our sincere condolences to the Jones family at the loss of Janice Jones.  Eston and Ruth Williams, Jack's parents, often spoke of the Jones' and their commitment to LaRue.  

#9 from: Suzy Parker
3111 Third St. Box 802, Syracuse, Ohio 45779
Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 11:29 PM

I have known Janice since the 70's through our work in the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. She was so friendly and kind.  The sharing of her many talents has been greatly appreciated throughout the years.  I pray many happy memories of your times together bring you much joy and comfort.

#10 from: Janet Dysert
Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 10:08 AM

So very sorry to hear of Janice's passing. I regret not stopping in and seeing her. She was always such a caring lady. We belonged to a local arts and crafts club 50 plus years ago. Many fond memories. Prayers and thoughts for the family.

#11 from: Rebecca George
Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 6:25 PM

Janice and the work she has done keeping flowers blooming around town, especially the fair flower show, will be greatly missed.  I think she was especially known as "the flower lady."  My condolence to Barbara and to Mr. Jones.

#12 from: Georgia Thacker
Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 8:29 PM

Sending love and prayers.
Rodger & Georgia Thacker And family

#13 from: Sharon Remmell
Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 8:28 AM

Ray & Barb,
So sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful wife, mother & Aunt. Aunt Jan will be missed by all.

Sharon & Mike Remmell

#14 from: Rick & Leslie Riffle
Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 10:16 AM

To the family of Janice Jones...so sorry for your loss of a wonderful and kind lady that Janice was...I got to know her through my mother, (Elaine Hall) as they were good friends and was in the same flower club together for many years. She will be greatly missed...RIP Janice...

#15 from: Cheri Covrett
Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 12:48 PM

Dear Raymond and Barb, I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of Janice. She was such a wonderful an caring person. Love and Prayers to you both and your family.
Cheri and Mike Covrett

#16 from: Deborah Graham
North Lewisburg, Ohio
Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 5:05 PM

Janice was a kind wonderful person. I knew her thru the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. Always a smiling face when she greeted you. She will be missed by many. I will hold my memories of her close. My condolence to her family.

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