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Janice Mahr

Janice Elaine Mahr

Saturday, May 24th, 1952 - Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Janice Elaine Mahr passed away suddenly while on vacation in Flagstaff, AZ, on April 30, 2019. She was born May 24, 1952, in Grand Rapids, MI, and adopted into the family of Janet and Earl Phillips. Her father was a World War II Veteran of the North Africa Campaign.
After graduating from high school, she attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a BS degree in Social Work. Janice did some intern work in the Kalamazoo Juvenile System, and then got a job with New Horizons Youth Ministry in the Dominican Republic. It was there, she met her future husband, Steve. After returning to the USA, she and Steve were married and lived in Battle Creek. Wanting to be a stay at home Mom, she went back to work after the children were in school at the Dairy Queen and later at Meijer’s, where she retired from in 2017.
Janice’s interests included knitting, crocheting, sewing and photography. She was known to make custom birthday cards and calendars for her family from the photographs she had taken. She also liked attending NASCAR races with her husband of 41 ½ years.
She was a woman of faith and attended Immanuel Reformed Church while growing up and served on a summer mission trip to California to help with Vacation Bible School programs. After her marriage, she became a member of Battle Creek Bible Church and served in many programs there. She was baptized in a river in the Dominican Republic.
Janice had a heart for helping people and volunteered in many situations including; youth group leader in Battle Creek Bible Church, volunteer cooking staff at Camp Barakel, a Brownie Girl Scout Troop, and during the SEAK Program at Lakeview Schools, where she taught an after school program called Cooking A-Z at Praireview School. She was fond of her nickname, “Mrs. Marshmallow”.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Janet and Earl Phillips. Janice is survived by her husband Steve, children; Samuel and Sarah (James) Edwards, and brother, Doug (Tena) Phillips. Last September, she adopted a comfort dog from the Humane Society who was her constant companion, Weezy brought her great joy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Janice’s name to Battle Creek Bible Church, 567 Territorial Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015 or Camp Barakel, P.O. Box 159 Fairview, MI 48621.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    Address
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Interment

    Location
    Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens
    Address
    1490 East Michigan Avenue
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49014
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Posted at 07:03am
We love you Steve, Jan, Sarah(Hubby) and Sam so much !!! Continued prayers for love and peace. She is sitting at the feet of Jesus, a wonderful place
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Posted at 05:01pm
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Posted at 08:10pm
With deepest sympathy and love. May she rest in God's arms, until you meet again. DJ
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Jeanne Rowe

Posted at 08:31pm
So very sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. She was a very kind and Godly woman. My deepest sympathies to Steve, Sam and Sarah.
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Lisa Wilkinson

Posted at 11:21am
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
 
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Dione anderson Posted at 03:53pm

Dear Steve, I did not know your wife but I knew you as a very kind, always pleasant person who was a delight to be around at work. I can only assume she shared all of your same good qualities as you had a long and happy marriage. My sincerest sympathies go out to you—I know what it’s like to lose your family member unexpectedly—dione anderson
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