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Funeral Service

Life Community Church - Columbia
Saturday December 21st, 2019

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Janice S. Crawford

Janice S. Crawford, nee Joslin, 66, of Columbia, IL, died December 14, 2019, in St. Louis, MO. She was born August 15, 1953, in E. St. Louis, IL.

She is survived by her husband Gary L. Crawford; sister Sheri (David) Markham; nephews and nieces David Markham, Michael (I-Fei) Markham, Daniel (Tiffany) Hallows, Randy Kirsch, Kim Kirsch, and David (Megan) Kirsch.

She is preceded in death by her parents Carl Norman & Florence Gertrude (nee Mooney) Joslin and brother Carl Joslin Jr.

Janice was a member of Human Support Services (board member and past president), Rotary Club - Columbia, IL (past president), House of Neighborly Service (board president), YMCA of Monroe County (board member and past president), Columbia Chamber of Commerce, CROWN member, and a retired Special Education Teacher - Waterloo School District (37 years).

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Human Support Services or House of Neighborly Service

4 PM to 7 PM Friday, December 20, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Saturday at Life Community Church

10 AM Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Life Community Church in Columbia, IL
Pastor Jamey Bridges officiating
Interment at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia, IL


Please join Jan’s family for a luncheon immediately after the funeral at The Falls Reception and Conference Center, 300 Admiral Weinel Blvd, Columbia.


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Dear Gary and Family,

You are being held in thoughts and prayers. I use to work with Jan and know of her great love to be MOST GIVING TO HER STUDENTS! SHE WAS ALWAYS IN HER THOUGHTS FINDING A WAY TO MAKE LIFE A LITTLE EASIER FOR THEM!

No one can take away the pain from the loss of someone you loved so dearly. With FAITH, there will come a time, GOD, will give you the peace through reflection to continue life.

Jan, was inspiring! You must remember, you shared and encouraged her dreams, including GOD, and are safe to carry on in life all she gave to us!

At this time, have patience with your travels and embrass the littlest understandings as signs of carrying the inner soul to the next places.


Debbie Kern Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss, Gary! Jan was a remarkable lady and she will be long remembered in the community for all the wondrous deeds she did for others! Prayers for you and extended family!
I took care of your mother, Nancy at Garden Place. She too was a wonderful lady! I miss her sweet smile!

Karen (Horn) Bouquet Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janice Crawford

Kristina Chatterton Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM

One of the most memorable teachers i have had through my education
I went through a tough time in my life while in her class and she help me understand and deal with my issues witch in turn helped me be who i am today
I also meet one of my oldest and closest friends in that class whom i still talk to today
I remember drawing a large portrait of a fighter jet for her husband Gary and she always had full size candy bars for Halloween

Jason McNaughton Dec 19 2019 12:00 AM

Gary, We are so sorry. Thanks to you and Jan for your friendship.

David and Marilyn Matthews

David Matthews Dec 17 2019 12:00 AM