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Janice R. Schroeder, 74, of Delaware died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 11, 2011) at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born April 19,1937, in New Knoxville, the daughter of Raymond and Aurora (Wierwille) Eversman. She married Charles Schroeder on March 13, 1954 and he survives at the residence. Janice was a 1955 graduate of New Knoxville High School. She had formerly worked at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in Saint Marys and as a guide at the Bloomfield Hills School Farm. She had worked as a secretary in Elliot Hall at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware for the past 23 years. Janice was also a wonderful homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed writing poetry, traveling, flower gardening, bird watching and making bouquets of flowers for her church. She loved living on her farm and watching the horses there. Janice was deeply devoted to her church, the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Delaware, where she served as a trustee. She was responsible for the new sound system at the church and also the new bell, which rang for the first time on the day of Janice’s death.

Besides her husband, she is also survived by her two sons, Robin Schroeder of Delaware and Joe (MaryLee) Schroeder of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass; four grandchildren, Samantha Schroeder, Alexia Schroeder, Michael Schroeder and Whitney Schroeder; and by a sister, Grace Faurot of New Knoxville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by a son, Michael Schroeder.

A celebration of Janice’s life will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road, Delaware, with the Rev. Jim Dubois and the Rev. Dick Wierwille as officiants. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. A second celebration of her life will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the church where Janice grew up, the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville with the Rev Jim Dubois, the Rev. Dick Wierwille and the Rev. David Williams as officiants. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where memorial donations may be made to the Old Stone Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family via Millerfuneralhomes.net. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring St., New Knoxville.

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