Janice Sonner Midkiff
1925 - 2021

Janice Sonner Midkiff, age 95, passed away on October 20, 2021. She was a loving wife to Robert C. (Bob) Midkiff (who predeceased her) for 69 years.

Janice was born on November 17, 1925 and grew up in Strasburg Virginia. She graduated from Strasburg High School in 1942. She was a popular student and held leadership roles in the school throughout her high school years. It was during high school that she met the love of her life, Bob Midkiff.

After graduating from high school and secretarial school, Janice had a long and successful career serving several companies in many capacities, primarily as a bookkeeper and office manager.

Janice had a strong faith which was instilled in her by both her actual family and church family. Janice grew up in the Strasburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was an active member of many groups within the Church. In 1963, Bob and Janice moved to Richmond. She continued her service to the Church through Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as an active member and volunteer.

Janice retired along with Bob in 1986. Together, they became avid travelers and shared many adventures.

Mrs. Midkiff is predeceased by her parents Elsie Lake Sonner and Harry (Dad) Sonner and by her husband Bob Midkiff.

She is survived by her nieces Teresa Tate of Strasburg, Virginia and Carla Stoner (married to Joseph Stoner) of Virginia Beach Virginia. She is also survived by Terry's daughter Shelley Belford and her daughter Kileigh Reilinger and by Carla's son Jackson Stoner. She was beloved by all of her nieces and nephews.

A service in celebration of her life will be held at the Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) located at 5400 Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond Virginia, 23225 on Thursday October 28, 2021 at 2:00pm. A reception will be held at the Church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Janice Midkiff be made to the same Church.
Published by Northern Virginia Daily on Oct. 23, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
5400 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA
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I will miss you Mrs. Midkiff. You were so sweet and always gave me a smile whenever you saw me. I enjoyed our talks and laughs. You always brightened up my day. You will truly be missed.
October 26, 2021
Janice was a very sweet lady that shared many of times with my Mother while she was at the Towers. They would go to meals together or my Mother would bring a meal to Janice when she did not feel like going to the dinning room. Janice loved her sweets and cheese curls which I enjoyed spoiling her and my Mother on bringing them different things. Janice will certainly be missed my Mother & Janice would spend many moments just talking when Janice lived at the Towers.
Caroline Kastelberg & Trish Person
October 25, 2021
Love you Aunt Janice and will always remember your kindness and listening ear. You will be missed!
Claudia Helsley
October 25, 2021
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