Janice Jo "Jan" Risner Eaton Rapids Passed away March 23, 2014 at the age of 71. She was born in Eaton Rapids, July 17, 1942, the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Terrill) Covey. Jan graduated from Lansing Everett High School in 1960. She attended Michigan State University where she studied journalism. Jan retired from Michigan Bell after 32 years of service. She was a member of the Congregational Church, the Mayflower Guild and Bell telephone ladies. Jan enjoyed collecting bird houses, snowmen and carousels. She loved to buy gifts for family and friends and her gift wrapping was a gift in itself. Jan is survived by her husband of 49 years, E. Mark Risner of Eaton Rapids; son, Mark E. (Tamara) Risner of Eaton Rapids; grandchildren and the apple of her eye, Michael and Lacey Risner of Eaton Rapids; sister, Mary Ann (Kent) Bartz of Eaton Rapids; special aunt, Dorothea Manger. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be 11 am Wednesday March 26, 2014 at the Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, 518 S. Main St. Eaton Rapids with Pastor John Metcalf officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-8 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care, 2675 S. Cochran Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813. Please visit our website to place online condolences or to sign the guest register, www.shellyodell.com.
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Shelly-Odell Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids
518 S. Main St.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Published in Lansing State Journal from Mar. 25 to Mar. 30, 2014