Janice K. Sheley, 77, daughter of Glenn and Genevieve (Van Landingham) Jacobsen, was born Oct. 26, 1946, in Perry. She passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center.

Janice graduated from Perry Community Schools in 1964. She made her home in Perry and worked at the Dallas County Hospital. On Nov. 13, 1993, she married Mel Sheley at the First Christian Church in Guthrie Center. They made their home in Guthrie Center. In 2003, Janice retired from Dallas County Hospital.

Janice enjoyed watching Tess’s softball games and following the games, she had a bag full of bubble gum to give to everyone. She also enjoyed keeping the stats for the games.

Janice was a member of the card club, the Monteith Community Club, she helped with Harvest suppers, funeral meals, the Wednesday After School Program at the church, and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and quilting especially for the grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Perry and Guthrie Center, where she served as the financial secretary for many years.

Janice is survived by her husband of 30 years, Mel Sheley of Guthrie Center; daughters, Tess (Mike) Jaspering of Grimes and Lisa (Randy) Ahrenholtz of Defiance; step-sons, Chad (Deanne) Sheley of Casey and Casey (Katy) Sheley of Huntington, Maryland; grandchildren, Brooke, Alex, Chase, Kylea, Katelynn, Zach, Katie, Ty, Maddy and Isabelle; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at the First Christian Church, Guthrie Center. Burial will be in the Monteith Cemetery, rural Guthrie Center. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church.

Memorials may be left to the First Christian Church, Guthrie Center or Hospice of the Midwest.

Services entrusted to Twigg Funeral Home, Guthrie Center.