June 12, 1946 - March 6, 2014
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SOUTH BEND - Janice Kay Rich, 67, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, in her home after a yearlong battle with MDS Pre-leukemia. Jan was born on June 12, 1946, in Ames, Iowa, to the late Dr. Carlton and Elizabeth "Bette" (Wobma) Parmelee. On October 14, 1972, in Lafayette, IN, she was united in marriage to Gary L. Rich. Mrs. Rich is survived by her husband, Gary L. Rich; two daughters, Rebecca (Thomas) Mauriello of Orlando, FL, and Sharon (Andrew) Clark of South Bend, IN; three grandchildren, Cami Mauriello, Lily Clark and Lexi Clark; and brother, Daniel (Carol) Parmelee of Lafayette, IN. Mrs. Rich lived most of her life in South Bend. She was a 1968 graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, where she earned a degree in Food Science/Home Economics. Jan was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, South Bend, and Gideon's International. She was a loving, caring, compassionate and generous wife, mother and grandmother, beloved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. She enjoyed painting, swimming, sewing, crocheting, cooking and babysitting her granddaughters. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3001 W. Cleveland Road, South Bend. Rev. Reed Anderstrom will officiate. A private family graveside service and burial will be held at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend, on Friday. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to services on Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, South Bend, is assisting with funeral arrangements. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Janice K. Rich may be offered to Calvary Baptist Church, 3001 W. Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46628; Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545; or to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800. Online condolences may be offered to the Rich family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Palmer Funeral Homes - Guisinger Chapel
3718 South Michigan Street South Bend, IN 46614
Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 9, 2014