Janice Ann Chapin

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Janice Ann Chapin, a resident of Blue Eye, MO, was born Jul. 6, 1952 in Springfield, MO, a daughter of Samuel Loranzy and Wanda Gean (Hashagen) Box. She departed this life Sunday, Jul. 22, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 60 years.

Janice was a child of God and a devout Christian. She was a housekeeper at the Kimberling Inn in Kimberling City for 20 years and also worked at Tyson Foods for many years. She loved farming, gardening, fishing, horseback riding, camping, riding ATVs and sometimes a motorcycle. Janice was a mother of two but a mom to many.

On Sept. 28, 1987, Janice was united in marriage with Jimmie Ray Chapin who survives her of the home. She is also survived by two sons, Kevin Etchison, of Blue Eye, MO and James Chapin and wife Kayla of Blue Eye, MO; step-daughter, Shilo and husband Chris Evans of Green Forest, AR; four step-sons, Nathan Chapin and wife Melissa of Berryville, AR, Aaron Chapin of Green Forest, AR, Adam Chapin of Green Forest, AR, Sam Chapin and wife Tova of Fort Sill, OK; two nieces, Christy and husband Ryan Adam of Forsyth, MO and Casey and husband Gary Parton of Blue Eye, MO; three nephews, Perry, Brian and Keith Box; one great-nephew, Jasper Gage Parton; one sister, Janet Horn of Blue Eye, MO; one brother, Sam Box and wife Doris of Oak Grove, AR; four grandchildren, Ethan Chapin, Rachael Evans, Leah Evans and Devin Chapin; and several other relatives and friends.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Wanda Box.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jul. 27, 2012 at the Blue Eye Cemetery with Reverend Glenda Parton officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Cancer Society, c/o First National Bank of Green Forest, Attention: Tiffany Ball, P.O. Box 272, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.