Janice Lee (Wadsworth) Keith

On July 29, 2019, Janice Lee (Wadsworth) Keith was called to heaven to be with her Lord. Janice was born Jan. 20, 1961, in Kalamazoo.

She was proceeded in death by her sister LuAnn (Hamm) Dekilder and step brother Roe Johnson.

Jan is survived by her husband of 42 years John Ray Keith of Plainwell; her mother, Joann (Rocky) Johnson of Allegan; daughter Faith (William) Davis of Lennon MI; son John (Kerry) Keith of Allegan; five grandchildren; Daniell Davis, Charles Keith, James Davis, Amanda Keith and Alexander Keith; sister Rachel Wadsworth of Kalamazoo; sister Virginia (Bruce) Hopson of Fennville; sister Loretta Smith of Kalamazoo; sister Beth Hamm of Allegan; brother Michael Wadsworth of Springport and brother Dale Wadsworth of Otsego; step sister Carleen (Mike) Kyle of Virginia and step sister Alice (Chuck) Lossie, Paw Paw. She was a member of the Otsego High School class of 1980.

Jan loved crafts of all sorts. Woodworking, crocheting, knitting, jewelry making among others. As a licensed cosmetologist she was fascinated by the popular hairstyles of the day. It was common for her to get calls for hair or dress help from young ladies before school dances—she happily “saved the day.”

Jan drove a school bus for Plainwell Community Schools for many years. She loved her bus kids and they loved her for many reasons; from her fair treatment of their antics to her crocheting hats for each rider, her countless costumes for holidays and her ever present smile, to name a few.

Jan’s endless love and support of her family is her greatest legacy.

A service and a celebration of  life will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Trowbridge Community Church, 355 26th St, Otsego, MI 49078 officiated by Mr. Tim Marsh.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m., the service begins at 11 a.m. and luncheon will follow. The family has created a Facebook group to collect memories of those impacted by Jan’s warm heart.

Donations in Jan’s name can be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, Allegan.


View Original NoticeJanice Lee (Wadsworth) Keith, 58, of Plainwell