Janice was raised in the Mtn. Grove, Missouri, community and attended Cabool Schools. She graduated from Cabool High School in the Class of 1963.
She was united in marriage to Larry Lawson on April 13, 1964 in Cabool, Missouri. Three children were born to this union. They made their home and raised their family in the Green Mountain area.
Janice was a homemaker all of her life. She enjoyed taking care of her family, cooking, canning, and gardening. She also enjoyed all kinds of animals, especially her dogs.
She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Her joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also liked visiting with her family and friends. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Glen Lawson on July 20, 2006, and by a brother, Lane Leroy Emery.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Lawson of Mtn. Grove; her two daughters, Lesa Inman and Jeanie Kemper and husband Ron, all of Mtn. Grove; two sisters, Donna Hannabon of Turon, Kansas, and Catherine Grogan of Elk Creek, Missouri; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held on August 2, 2012 in Friendship Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Emery officiating. Jared Moore provided the music. Song selections were “Mansion Over the Hilltop,” and “Go Rest High on that Mountain.” Burial was in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.