A Memorial service for Janice A. Dey, 79, Lawrence, will be 2 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Janice Dey passed away on 08-09-2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. Cremation was chosen.
She was born to L. E. and Myrtle Merklin in St. Francis, Kansas. Janice grew up in St. Francis and attended local schools.
Janice grew up as one of nine children, six brothers and 2 sisters. Nadine (Miller), Leon, Dale, Charles and William Merklin and Janice (Dey), Gary and Marlin Merklin and Lenna (Studer).
She was married to Vernon Jarvis on October 1, 1956 in Colby, Kansas. Six children were born from this union: (Brenda Leigh, Kathleen Renae, Kent Edmond, Scott Alan, Carla Nadine and Charles Ray. They divorced in 1970.
Janice enrolled in Colby community College in 1970 and continued in and graduated from Emporia State University College in 1975.
She married Delmar Dey in Strong City, Kansas in 1975. They were divorced in 1992.
Janice retired from Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) after 28 years of service.
Preceding Janice in death were three children, Brenda, Scott and Charles, her parents and two sisters, three brothers and three nephews.
She is survived by three children, Kathleen & Denton Lehmann, Kent, and Carla & Bob Geddings, 5 grandsons, 7 granddaughters, and 14 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or Visiting Nurses, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.