Janice L. Longenecker
1946 - 2020
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Janice L. Longenecker, 73, of Hershey, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Rosie M. (Gaspari) Vance, and married 41 years to her loving husband, Earl V. (Bud) Longenecker. Janice enjoyed her family, politics and interior design. She held positions as an Executive Assistant at the House of Representatives, Real Estate Agent, Make-Up Artist, and successful Entrepreneur owning her gift store, "Through the Looking Glass". She loved using her creativity to make others feel special designing a FB page "Simply Beautiful Expressions of Life", which provided inspiration to all of her 40,000+ followers worldwide. Above all, Janice loved her family, devoting herself as a "Gee Gee" to her grandchildren. She had a beautiful, generous heart that was shared with all, and she will be deeply missed. In addition to her husband, Janice is survived by two children: Laurie Rippon of Hershey, Don Longenecker of Lebanon, four grandchildren, Paige and Julia Rippon, and Chase and Emilee Longenecker, brother James Vance and wife Jayne of West Point, NY, four step-children, and her loving dog Sophie. Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Palmyra, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Four Diamonds – Conquering Childhood Cancer, through Penn State Health Children's Hospital, www.FourDiamonds.org Condolences and memories may be shared at www.FinkenbinderFamily.com www.pennlive.com/obits

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Published in Patriot-News from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2020.
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March 28, 2020
I'd like to extend my sympathy to the family...! Janice was a classmate at JHHS 1964. She was a joy to be around and will be remembered for her warmth and caring personality. May she Rest In Peace.
Carl Anderson
March 28, 2020
You were always the girl with the biggest smile, ready to go anywhere, keep the ball rolling. Our pal at JHHS, one of a fabulous group from bandfront and GAC. What wonderful days they were. Barbecue Cottage forever! RIP pretty girl.
Georgia (Dolack) Kenney
March 28, 2020
Carl Anderson
March 28, 2020
My BFF for 50yrs. So sad I will miss her great personality, and I will forever remember all the good times we had. RIP my good friend
Donna Zimmer
March 28, 2020
I went to grade school, middle and high school with Janice and she took dance lessons in my father's dancing school. I've only seen her once since then and we've been Facebook friends the last 5-6 years. She was a lovely lady...beautiful inside and out. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers are with her family.
Lovena Nickle
March 25, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Janice's passing.I knew her through her Facebook page Simply Beautiful Expression of Life.She brought so much enjoyment to her followers life.She will be missed but never forgotten.May the Lord comfort your family during this sad time.
Mellody Cole
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