Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 26, 2013

Janice Ruth Fellows Died June 24, 2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Janice Ruth Fellows, 66, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Janice was born on Dec. 30, 1946, in Traverse City, to the late Evart King and Donna Marie (Hall) Cozart.

She married the true love of her life, James Owen Fellows, on July 8, 1967, in Grawn. Together they lovingly raised a wonderful son, Steven.

Janice worked for the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Department for 24 years as an accounting clerk specialist.

She was a member of the Eagles and the Red Hat Society.

She enjoyed playing cards, flowers, going to garage sales and bowling. Most importantly, Janice’s first priority was always her family. She was a truly devoted wife and a wonderful mother, grandmother and sister.

Her beautiful smile and love for life will be remembered for ever.

Surviving Janice are her husband, Jim; son, Steven (Penny) Fellows; granddaughters, Lauren and Hannah Fellows; sisters, Dianna (John) Shumsky, Nancy (Robert) Burns and Kandie Cozart; stepmother, Claris Cozart; half sisters, Cathy Johnson and Bonnie Harris; an aunt, Ann; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Mike Cozart.

Visitation for Janice will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, also at the funeral home, with a visitation held one hour prior. Pastor David Eickenroth will serve as the celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, Janice requested that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society or to The Fellows family.

Please sign Janice’s online guestbook at

“Live well, laugh often and love much.” — Bessie Anderson Stanley