Janis G. Lange, age 79, of Belle, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her residence with her family by her side.
Janis was born July 20, 1935, in Summerfield, a daughter to the late William Robert (Bill) and Elizabeth Selena (Keeney) Owens. Both preceded her in death.
She was a 1952 graduate of Belle High School.
Janis was a Christian and was baptized early in life at the Pilot Knob Baptist Church in Summerfield. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belle.
She had been employed as a secretary for the Belle Banner, Custom Printing in Owensville, and retired from University Printing in Columbia in 1996.
Janis enjoyed playing cards, fishing, going to the river boats, playing Pitch, hunting for Morel mushrooms, shopping, and going on many vacations when she was younger. Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She will be missed by those that knew and loved her.
Janis is survived by two daughters; Susan Bock and her husband Dwayne of Belle and Rhonda Drewel and her husband Doug of Bland; four grandchildren, Marcie Iten, Trevor Bock, Jason Herron and Nick Terrill; seven great-grandchildren, Cole Iten, Cale Iten, Jacy Bock, Tayler Bock, Rydge Bock, Paetyn Herron, Gage Terrill, and one great-grandson, Brody, due in April; and one sister, Iva Vandelicht as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Janis was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence Owens, Milford Owens, and Clarence Owens; and one great-grandson, Cody Iten.
Visitation for Janis will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Bro. Jimmy Bickell officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sisters of St. Mary's Hospice.