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Janice Marie Grames

February 15, 1942 ~ April 2, 2018 (age 76)

Janice Marie Grames, age 76, of Lowell, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at her daughter's home in Howard City under the loving care of her family and Emmanuel Hospice.  The daughter of Samuel Nelson & Verna May (Nerham) Russ, she was born on February 15, 1942 in Morley. 

For many years, Janice managed an adult foster care home in Grand Rapids and had also worked at Curtis Cleaners in Lowell.  She enjoyed playing poker, trips to the casino, her weekly visit to Kentucky Fried Chicken, and finding a bargain at the thrift stores.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  three sisters, Donna Russ, Phyllis Laper, and Myrtle "Mert" Russ;  two brothers, Jack Russ and Gene Russ;  and two grandchildren, Crystal Drayton and A.J. Drayton.  Surviving are her four daughters, Linda Kazermier of Belding, Tena & Allen Drayton of Howard City, Kimberly Bagwell of Lowell, and Salena Jewell of Belding;  two sisters, Maxine Pfeiffer and JoAnn Laper, both of Lakeview;  eight grandchildren;  thirteen great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Janice's life from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Coral Community Center, 4662 N. Bailey Road, Coral, with a sharing of memories and prayer service beginning at 2:00 p.m.   A time of food and fellowship will follow.  Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Janice's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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