Janice Irene Feece Warren passed away in her home on May 3, 2021, at her home with family.
Fondly nicknamed Jay-Jay, she was born on Feb. 21, 1945, in Argos, to William and Madge Feece. She grew up in Culver and Plymouth, as well as Debary, Fla., where she fondly remembered cookouts on the beach. Growing up, she loved bothering her three older brothers and younger sister. She was a 1963 graduate of West High School, where she was a proud member of the Bulldog Yearbook Club.
She raised her four children in Plymouth while working at many places, including United Technologies, Lobdell-Emory, and Michiana Behavioral Health Care Center, but her beloved and most rewarding job was having a childcare center out of her home for over 35 years, where she took care of hundreds of children. She loved holidays and would enjoy decorating her house and having parties at her daycare center. She also loved spoiling her grandchildren and going on shopping trips with her daughter and granddaughter.
She enjoyed reading crime novels, eating at Red Lobster, going on vacations (especially to areas with beaches), watching The Walking Dead, and taking care of her plants. She loved collecting bird figurines, as well as taking care of her very spoiled parrots, Pancho and Fluffy. On good days, she loved going to the LifePlex gym to take laps around the track on her walker and enjoyed water aerobics. She was a life-long member of First United Church of Christ in Plymouth.
Janice leaves behind her aunt: Lexie Feece, Donaldson; her brothers: Tom (Nici) Feece, Donaldson; and William (Mary) Feece, Conroe, Tex.; her four children: Ronald G. (Jacqueline) Johnson Sr., Yuma, Ariz.; Randy (Shirley) Johnson and Ricky Johnson, Warsaw; and Regina Warren (Marcus) Ellison, South Bend; her grandchildren: Ivy Johnson, Warsaw; Levi Johnson, Yuma, Ariz.; and Zaine Johnson, Plymouth; her adopted granddaughter: Sara Sturtevant, Plymouth; and her many nieces and nephews: Jennifer (Antonio) Ringo, Clarksdale, Miss.; Matt (Lisa) Feece, Warrensburg, Mo.; David (Laura) Baldwin, Argos; Michael Ernsberger, Koontz Lake; Donnie Feece Jr. and Ronnie Feece, Anchorage, Alaska; Deann (Sebastian) Lanz and their two sons, Alex and Max; Dawn Feece; Sidney Feece Bautista and her son Logan; and Shelby Feece (Kevin) Light and their children, Weston and Vivienne, all of Houston, Tex.; and Katie Martin and her two children Karter and Kaeli, Butner, N.C.
She is preceded in death by her parents: William and Madge Feece; a brother: Don Feece Sr.; her sister: Pat Feece Ernsberger; her daughter-in-law: Kelly Johnson; her grandson: Vincent Keith Johnson; and her lifelong friend Mary Martin.
Memorial donations can be made to First United Church of Christ.
The family thanks their friends and community for their support during these difficult times.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 10. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. Both will be held at the First United Church of Christ, 321 North Center St., Plymouth, Indiana 46563. Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, wearing face masks and social distancing is suggested.