Janice Kay Patterson

Janice Kay Patterson

At age 77, Janice’s last breath on this earth was followed by the first glimpse of her loving Savior, face to face, on January 17, 2022.

The daughter of Clarence and Ivy Smith and the youngest of seven children (Bonnie, Don, Duane, Ruth, Oris and Leroy), Janice was born in Milford, Nebraska in 1944.

Jan put her faith and trust in the finished work of her Lord Jesus Christ at a young age. Her love of music and love for people was developed in her youth by her father. (Even just a few days before her unexpected death, she spoke about her father with great love and respect.)

From very early on, Jan served in music and nursing home ministry. Jan’s life work and
passion was caring for the elderly. Her many interests included playing the hammer
dulcimer, painting, creating beaded jewelry and visiting with her ‘neighbors’ at Liberty
Village Assisted Living. As life’s circumstances led her to Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin, Jan always found opportunity to serve the Lord by serving others. She never knew a stranger.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents and five of her six siblings.

She is survived by her children:
Todd (Tammy) Fields (Ohio), Terri Joy (Dean) Weichert (Wisconsin) and Michael Patterson (Ohio),

Her Grandchildren:
Tiffani Toth (Ohio), Branden Toth (Ohio), Anthony (Stephanie) Campbell (Ohio), Todd
(Jennifer) Fields, Jr. (Ohio), Summer Fields (Ohio), Jared Weichert (Wisconsin) and
RuthAnne Weichert (Wisconsin),

4 Great Grandchildren
and her Sister Bonnie (Howard) Miller (Nebraska).

There will be no visitation or service.

2 Corinthians 5:8

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body,

and to be present with the Lord.

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  1. Diana Broniec says:

    Terri Joy, I am sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Sending prayers and a hug your way during this time.

  2. Tammy Lowrey says:

    Terri Joy…I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She always had a smile on her face when I saw her. You took great care of her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Kathleen Hayes says:

    I loved your mom so much. Her light made everyone around her smile. She will be missed. She is home.

  4. Kathie and Jerry Dye says:

    Terri Joy and family, so sorry for your loss. Jan was such a positive light in our community. She will be missed by so many. Our most sincere condolences to all who loved her.

  5. Bobbie Thierfelder says:

    Terri Joy and family, So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. Got to know her through Parnter’s and loved talking with her especially about her great love of God. She will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family

  6. Sam/Marilyn Baggs says:

    Terri Joy,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She sounds like a grand lady with a life that was full of compassion. Sending peace & blessings your way.

  7. Carol A Worth says:

    Grandma Jan was such a wonderful,caring child of God. She always had a kind word and a hug for anyone who needed it. She will be deeply missed by many. RIP Grandma Jan. I will forever love and miss you.

  8. Cara says:

    Jan had a very personal relationship with the Lord and she shared the gifts He gave her with others. She is a testimony to the love of Christ.

  9. Ninita says:

    Rest in peace sweet Janice you are definitely missed and loved us at Liberty really do miss you

  10. William and Linda Scalia says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom Janice was a very kind lady I knew her from working with her at Aurora Manor and living at the same park she did she will be missed Prayers for the family.

  11. Clara & Jeff Shurmer says:

    Our condolences to all the family..❤️ Jeff and I will never forget Jan’s kindness and friendship.

  12. Peg Lecy says:

    Teri Joy so sorry on your loss

  13. Lori Armstrong family says:

    Our church “grandma” will be remembered for her infectious smile, and warm hugs to everyone she met! This world lost a gem, and heaven gained one!

  14. Beverly L Downey says:

    Terri Joy, I just found out today about ur Mom’s passing. She was a delightful person & the obituary was a beautiful testament of this, as well as her relationship with Our Lord. U & ur family r in my prayers.

  15. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Janice will be missed. She was a good friend to my mom at Liberty Village. I enjoyed talking with Janice at the hospital partners gift shop and our hospital partners meetings and activities. She was a ray of sunshine. Our sympathy to her family. RIP Janice.

  16. John J says:

    May she Rest In Peace! Even though she is missed here on earth she is with the Savior!

  17. Penny Ross says:

    Sorry to hear about Janice’s passing. She was a great women. I enjoyed being able to help her through Faith in Action & partners of Gunderson Moundview gift shop. She will be truly miss. She is in her happy place in her eternal home.
    God’s blessings to her family.

  18. Elana says:

    Janice may you fly high with the Angels dear lady. You were a wonderful person here on Earth. We grew close duringvyour time at Liberty and you were always a pleasure to care for. To Janices family…. I am very sorry for your loss of such an amazing lady.

  19. Laura says:

    I have such fond memories of working with Jan at Aurora Manor. She was one of the most loving and dedicated caregivers to all of the Residents. I pray that God may give you comfort and peace. Love to all of your family.

  20. Jennifer Armstrong says:

    Jan was a wonderful person inside and out . She was a joy to get to know. She will be missed.

  21. Isaac Ariel says:

    Sorry to hear about your Mom’s loss Terri Joy. May her memory be for a blessing and may you receive the saviors comfort. Shalom! Isaac

  22. Corey Weichert says:

    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Terri Joy, our condolences. Praying for your comfort.

  23. Lizz Flory says:

    Terri joy- So sorry for your loss.

  24. Elizabeth Lynch says:

    My condolences to the family. May Janice Rest In Peace, we will surly miss her at liberty !

  25. Monica arndt says:

    My deepest sympathy Terri joy.

  26. Lynette Adkins says:

    God bless U & ur family Todd. My deepest condolences r with U! God bless🙏

  27. Charles & Karen Church says:

    Our sympathy to Jan’s family. Jan was always a bundle of energy and love for everyone she met. She always shared her faith in Christ with others. She will be missed by many.

  28. SUSAN BURDICK says:

    Terri Joy and family,
    So sorry for your great loss, holding you close in love and prayer for the days ahead.

  29. Judith Bieri says:

    So sorry to read of Janice’s passing. We got to know her through Partners and Faith in Action. She was such an upbeat lady and always has a story to tell. Remember all the good times and God Bless.

  30. Alita Mikol says:

    Janice will always hold a special place in my heart 💗. I’m still shocked and saddened by this news. I’m glad we got to spend some time together this past summer at Liberty manor. Rip 🙏

  31. Jen Martin says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing Terrijoy! Praying for peace and comfort ❤️

  32. Penny Ganiere says:

    Terri Joy and family
    I was so surprised to hear of your mom’s passing. Jan was so friendly and made anyone feel comfortable. Sorry for your loss. Earth’s loss is heavens gain.

  33. Jodi M Helgeson says:

    I was so honored to have known Janis. As soon as you’d walk in the door at Liberty, she would greet you. Even during the pandemic when we would visit thru the window, she always was positive. My sympathy to you all.

  34. Robin Hiller says:

    Terri Joy and family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. Terri Joy, I know how dedicated you were to caring for your mom and making sure her needs were met. Please know you are in my prayers ❤

  35. Trudy Fearday says:

    Jan was a very kind and considerate person was loved by alot of ppl we enjoyed her alot she was a very nice lady we always got hugs from her she always has a smile on her face she enjoyed our church Assembly of God in Adams and will be missed by everyone there she really enjoyed bingo there and when we came to volunteer there before this virus kicked in when ever she saw us walk in the room she could always light 🕯️ up the room.God gave her, her wings R.I.P. Sister in Christ Jan Amen

  36. Christine Wollyung says:

    I was so saddened to hear of Janice’s passing. But I know she is no longer in pain and gazing in the eyes of our Lord God! I enjoyed chatting with her on Facebook and she had many endearing words of love and encouragement for me. She was truly an Angel! She will be greatly missed. Rest In Paradise, my dear friend!