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Janice Marie Grames, age 76, of Lowell, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at her daughter's home in Howard City under the loving care of her family and Emmanuel Hospice.  The daughter of Samuel Nelson & Verna May (Nerham) Russ, she was born on February 15, 1942 in Morley. 

For many years, Janice managed an adult foster care home in Grand Rapids and had also worked at Curtis Cleaners in Lowell.  She enjoyed playing poker, trips to the casino, her weekly visit to Kentucky Fried Chicken, and finding a bargain at the thrift stores.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  three sisters, Donna Russ, Phyllis Laper, and Myrtle "Mert" Russ;  two brothers, Jack Russ and Gene Russ;  and two grandchildren, Crystal Drayton and A.J. Drayton.  Surviving are her four daughters, Linda Kazermier of Belding, Tena & Allen Drayton of Howard City, Kimberly Bagwell of Lowell, and Salena Jewell of Belding;  two sisters, Maxine Pfeiffer and JoAnn Laper, both of Lakeview;  eight grandchildren;  thirteen great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Janice's life from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Coral Community Center, 4662 N. Bailey Road, Coral, with a sharing of memories and prayer service beginning at 2:00 p.m.   A time of food and fellowship will follow.  Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Janice's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Jody Haybarker on April 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    So sorry for what you are going through with the loss of your Mom.-á I have known your Mom since 2007 when she moved into Schneider Manor.-á I will remember her for her smile, her willingness to help other residents and her love of thrift shops.-á I pray for God’s blessings and peace for all of you.-á

  2. Danielle nolf on April 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Love you grandma. You will always be missed.

  3. Emily paddock on April 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I love you grandma janie me and Kingston were very blessed to have you as are grandmother and greag grandmother. I will forever cherish are memories and share them with Kingston G¥ñn+Å I hope your smiling your beautiful smile up there and continuing to look down on me and making are family strong as we get through this. Forever in our hearts always on our mind=ƒÆòG¥ñn+Å=ƒÿÿ=ƒÿç

  4. Julie Heimer on April 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    IGÇÖm so sorry to hear if your moms passing. Hugs

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