Janice Elaine Chaney Ware, 57, of Leawood, Kansas, slipped into the eternal presence of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 8, 2009.
Through her valiant battle with cancer, she was an inspiration of courage and strength. Janice was born in Independence, Mo., to Pharel and Hazel Chaney and graduated from Raytown High School in 1969. She received her BS in education from Southern Methodist University and taught 19 years in the Independence and Shawnee Mission school districts as an elementary teacher and parent educator. She devoted herself to raising and loving her family. Janice exemplified humility in her daily actions as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, educator and friend. She was an encourager. All whose lives she touched are blessed by her legacy of grace and kindness. Janice is a gentle, beautiful woman of God and we rest knowing she is healed in full and in the arms of her Lord.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Pharel Lee and Hazel Collings Chaney. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Owen Ware; two daughters, Meredith Ware of Austin, Texas, and Stephanie Calame and husband Casey of Dallas, Texas; sister, Carolee Cundiff and husband, James of McKinney, Texas; brother, Gene Chaney of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and a large and loving extended family.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 14, 10 a.m., at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall, Kansas City, Mo., with burial following in Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Mo. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 13, at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Project Oasis of Hope, P.O. Box 435298, San Ysidro, CA, 92143, www.projectoasisofhope.org. Arrangements – McGilley State Line Chapel – 816-942-6180.
Source: Examiner, The (Independence – Blue Springs – Grain Valley, MO) – Friday, August 14, 2009