Janice L. “Jan” Thomas, age 83, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:25 PM at her residence. She was born on February 26, 1930 in Lewisburg, Ohio, to the late Walter E. & Martha H. (Rice) Blankenship.
She is survived by her children, Linda Crowe of Greenville, Ohio, David Kolling of Greenville, Jimmy (Micki) Kolling of Kansas, Carol (Terry) Lawson of Greenville and Pam (Todd) Boose of Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters in law, Roger (Mildred) Blankenship of Lewisburg, Ohio, Steve Blankenship of Brookville, Ohio, David Blankenship of California and Joe Blankenship of California; sisters, Ondalea Keppel of Bradford, Ohio, and June Blankenship & Lois Wollenhaupt of Bradford; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jan was a member of the Greenville South Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a press operator at Stanhope Products in Brookville, Ohio for 21 years. She loved traveling, crocheting, flowers, gardening and working outside in the yard.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin, Bruce and Kenneth Blankenship; sister Melissa Norvell; infant brother Walter Blankenship and a son and daughter in infancy.
There will be a private memorial service held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Ohio. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com