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Janice S. Nelson, 93, of Leiters Ford

Janice S. Nelson, 93, of Leiters Ford, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 9:27 AM on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. 

On November 3, 1929, Janice Sue Weller was born in Rochester.  She was a treasured daughter of John Robert and Oneita Irene Lowe Weller. Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister and two brothers.  Janice was a 1948 graduate of Rochester High School.  She was a lifetime resident of Fulton County. 

Together Janice and John Riley Nelson shared 54 years of life’s adventures.  Their union produced five wonderful children including three daughters and two sons.  Three more generations have been added to the family tree with the blessings of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great -grandchildren. 

After 20 years of service, Janice retired as the librarian for the Fulton County Library, Aubbeenaubee Branch.  She was also a member of Friends of the Library.  Janice was a devoted member of the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church,  serving as the President of the Methodist Women and held many offices in the church. Other memberships include Tri Kappa Beta Mu Chapter and Ball State Chi Omega.

Left to cherish Janice's memory are three daughters: Christine Sellers of Plymouth, Margaret Barrett and husband Allen of Rochester, Karen Hoff and companion Joe Bowers of Culver; two sons: John Michael Nelson of Leiters Ford, Martin Riley Nelson of Leiters Ford; 10 grandchildren;  18 great- grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Brent Bartholomew of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews. 

Preceding, Janice in death are her parents; beloved husband John on July 9, 2002; a grandson;  great-granddaughter;  sister Caralee Gordon; and two brothers, Robert Weller and David Weller. 

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Janice Sue Nelson will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 10, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St, Rochester. Mr. John Sult will officiate. 

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  

Burial will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery

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