M. Jane Smith

Born: Thu., Sep. 22, 1955
Died: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019


9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

12:00 PM Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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On Thursday evening, November 7, 2019 Marjorie Jane Smith, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at the age of 64 after a twenty-eight (28) month courageous battle with glioblastoma. Janie was born on September 22, 1955 in Winchester, Indiana to Perry and Mary Jo (Younger) Wickersham.
She was a 1974 graduate of Winchester Community High School and a lifelong resident of Winchester. She was employed by Silvertowne as well as the Randolph Central School Corporation. Janie had a passion for life. She enjoyed her family and valued her friends. She enjoyed playing golf and swimming. She was known for her sense of humor, her laugh, her infectious smile, and her kind and compassionate spirit. Janie’s passing has left those who loved her with a feeling of significant loss; she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Janie’s faith was very important to her; she was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winchester.
Janie was preceded in death by her father, Perry, in 2011.
She is survived by her devoted husband of forty-six (46) years, Steven; her two loving children, Randi Jade Whitesel (Brad) of Lynn, IN and Valerie Jo Overleese (Tom) of Winchester; her mother, Mary Jo Wickersham; her brother, Scott Wickersham (Vanessa); her grandchildren, Cameron Noel and Gannon Bradley Whitesel and Becca Jade and Dawson Thomas Overleese as well as several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will take place at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Union City, Indiana with Father Peter Logsdon officiating. Calling will precede the funeral Mass from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Fountain Park Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Randolph County Cancer Services in memory of Janie. Janie’s family wishes to thank all of those compassionate persons who assisted in her care over the past 28 months of her struggle. The family thanks the professionals who cared for her throughout her illness, I.U. Health (Methodist), Reid Health, The Springs, and most recently the wonderful people of Friends Fellowship Community. Janie’s family also wishes to express gratitude to all of Janie’s friends for the unwavering support throughout her illness, particularly, Kenny and Mary Jo Shockley, for their love, kindness, encouragement, faith and generosity, without which Janie’s and the family’s recent journey would have been significantly more difficult.

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Judy Suppo
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
Our heartfelt prayers go out to Mary Jo, Scott, and Vanessa during this difficult time.
Janie is pain free and at peace.
Del and Judy

Ric Study
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
Steve, so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Our prayers are with you!

Daniel D. Hawley and Kimberly S. Hawley
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Janie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with Steve, Randi and Valerie and with all of her family and friends, we know she will be missed.

Mary Jo Shockley
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
We were so lucky to have Janie in our lives and are grateful for all of the great memories. We will miss her terribly. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of her family and prayers that you will feel God's comfort during this sad time. Love and hugs, Kenny and Mary Jo

Deb Shannon
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
Steve and families, so sorry to hear of your loss. I so remember Janie's laugh. She truly will be missed and I am so sorry you all have to go through this-she was too young. God bless you all as you travel through this time and try to survive the holidays. Many prayers...Deb {Moon} Shannon

Tonna Lear
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
Dear Randi,
I'm sending you my sincere sympathy after reading about your mother. Hang on to the precious memories to help you find peace.

Anita Hertz
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
I love Janie.......great friend, and will missed by all!!!

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