Funeral services for Janice Vande Voort, 69, of Pella and formerly of Sully, were held Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Covenant Reformed Church in Pella. Burial took place at the Peoria Cemetery. She passed away Monday, Jan. 27, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House.
Janice Diann Van Zee Vande Voort was born on Feb. 19, 1944, to John E. and Geneva Hubers Van Zee near New Holland, SD. Janice received her early education at the New Holland Christian Schools and graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center and from Central College in Pella.
On June 4, 1965, Janice was united in marriage with Ronald Vande Voort from Sully. They were blessed with three children. Janice enjoyed her role as a mother and teacher. She taught 22 years at Newton Christian School and Peoria Christian School. Janice enjoyed sewing, playing games with the grandkids, handwork, reading, and baking.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ronald; her mother, Geneva Van Zee; her three children: Jeffrey (Linda) Vande Voort of Waterford, MI, Julie (Mark) Roose of Peoria, and Karen (Rick) Harrill of Peoria; 12 grandchildren: Calvin, Isaac, and Selah Vande Voort, Trevor, Taylor, Trent, Troy, Luke, and Levi Roose, Amanda, Natalie, and Karson Harrill; three brothers: Elwood, Kenneth, and Myron Van Zee; and three sisters: Gloria Slings, Virginia Vermeer, and Joan Jansen.
Janice was preceded in death by her father, John E. Van Zee; and her in-laws, Everett and Harriet Vande Voort.