Janice Lynn Marquand, age 81, of Kendallville, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at her daughter’s home. Mrs. Marquand was born in Peru, Indiana on January 17, 1939, the middle child of three girls, to Leonard E. and Ruth Grace (Brunson) Phillabaum. She graduated from Peru High School and made every effort to attend her class reunions until her health prevented it. At age 19, she met Thomas Elton Marquand and they were married on November 23, 1957 in Peru. He preceded her in death just two weeks prior on April 21, 2020. After starting out in Kokomo, then making a home in Gas City, the family moved to Kendallville for Tom’s job. While being a stay-at-home mom, Jan also worked as a bookkeeper in a tax office for several companies over the years. Once the kids left home, Jan and Tom travelled becoming snowbirds first in Florida and later in Las Vegas. Janice loved crossword puzzles and never met a game of solitaire she didn’t already know. Her quick wit and commentary was evident even in the last days of her life.
Daughter, Michelle and Dr. Ron Sloan of Kendallville.
Son, Matthew and Lisa Marquand of Columbus, Ohio.
Six grandchildren: Amanda (Korey) Smith of Lake Orion, Michigan; Abigail (Paul) Masters of Auburn; Dr. Christopher (Kathleen) Sloan of Fort Wayne; Caleb (Sarah) Sloan of Fort Wayne; Sophie Marquand of Columbus, Ohio; and Noah Marquand of West Lafayette. 9 great grandchildren.
Sister, Carol and Bill Manjak of West Lafayette, Indiana.
Sister, Nancy and George McConnaughey of San Ramon, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two young sons, Thomas in 1960 and Michael in 1962.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate both Tom and Jan’s life will take place later. Share a memory or send a condolence online at hitefuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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