Janice A. Moore, 77, of Russells Point, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 26, 2014, while at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
She was born on July 18, 1936, in Waynesfield, to the late Warden and Hildred Shaner Perkey. On Nov. 23, 1954, she marred Charles “Charlie” Moore in Indiana and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1998. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Sanford Perkey, Johnny Perkey and Junior Perkey.
Janice is survived by three children, Sheila (Doug) Minnich of Huntsville, Kevin (Rae Brown) Moore and Lora Moore, both of Lakeview; four grandchildren, Shane Hicks, Julianne Minnich, Lance Minnich and Spencer Minnich; and three great-grandchildren, Alexus Jo Hicks, Bridon L. McClain and Jayva L. McClain.
Janice Moore was a woman that mere words cannot describe. She has been considered a second mother to many around Indian Lake, and a friend to most that ever knew her. She lived by a code of serving her community and leading by example. Owner of the Indian Lake Rollarena since 1965, when she and Charlie purchased the place and both worked shortly out of school and after they first met. Janice was an active member of the Indian Lake Community Church in Russells Point. She was also active with the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, Indian Lake Women’s Club and was serving her second term as Councilwoman for the Village of Russells Point. Her love for children extended beyond the care of those skating at the Rollarena, as she was also an advocate for children as a member of the Logan County Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.
Her volunteerism included logging over 2,000 hours as a member of the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild where she also held several leadership roles. She will be greatly missed.
Rev. Jim Ellington will begin funeral services at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Indian Lake Community Church. Visitation will be Friday, March 7, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given in her name to the Indian Lake Community Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.