Janice grew up in Raytown, Missouri, and went to school in both Raytown and Plato, Missouri, graduating from Plato High School. She spent a lot of time in Mountain Grove, Missouri, as a child, visiting with grandparents and enjoyed going to Camp Joy where she was saved in 1976.
Janice worked for Brown Shoe Company in Cabool, Missouri, for 20 years. She also worked at The Flower Basket in Cabool and enjoyed designing and making flower arrangements. She later worked at Richards Brothers and 3-G Processing in Mountain Grove.
Janice loved being outdoors. She enjoyed floating and being on the river and playing with her dogs. She also loved music and spending time with her sister.
Janice was preceded in death by her husband, James Chronister, on June 22, 2014; her paternal grandfather, Hubert Strunk; and her maternal grandparents, Earl and Violet Mings.
She is survived by her parents, Hubert and Donzella Strunk of Mountain Grove; her sister, Janette (Strunk) O’Dell and husband Paul of Lebanon, Missouri; one nephew, Kyle Massey; one great-nephew, Ruger Dale Massey; her paternal grandmother, Merry Bell Strunk-Summers of Mountain Grove; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Forman officiating. Burial was in Dutch Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.