Janice C. Erndt
December 12, 1951 ‒ February 09, 2020
Janice C. Erndt, age 68 of Sunbury passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 following a brief illness, surrounded by her family.
She was born on December 12, 1951 in Richlands, Virginia to the late Raymond Browning and Frances (Shelton) Lowe. A graduate of Clear Fork High School in 1969, she studied at Cincinnati Bible College and graduated from Columbus State College.
A mutual friend introduced her to Tom Erndt. They began dating their senior year in high School. Five years later, they were married in 1973 creating a union of 46 years; a wonderful dream as expressed by Tom.
Janice was a full time mother first and foremost. She also worked with the Sonshine Preschool for 24 years in Sunbury, serving as director for 22 years. A faithful servant of her Lord, she was an active member of Sunbury Christian Church for 39 years. In addition to her preschool duties, she also taught Vacation Bible School, served in the children’s ministries, sang with the Living Water vocal group, and enjoyed her small group family.
She enjoyed a passion for snow skiing and was a member of the Newark Ohio Ski Club. She also enjoyed bowling, watching birds, road trips with her husband on their Harley Davidson, and traveling the world.
Janice was a true people person; she was sought for her advice and Christian witness through her church. She was gifted with the ability to sense peoples pain and counsel them through its midst. Sweet and selfless, she was fun loving, caring, kind, and possessed a gentle spirit.
She was called “Oma”, because she was a grandma to many more than her own. Janice was a true witness, she was proud of the ministry provided thorough the Sonshine Preschool which brought many families to the Sunbury Christian Church.
Happiest when surrounded by her family around the dinner table, she will be remembered for her love of children, her ministry and caring ways.
Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of Dr. Thomas Erndt, son Dr. Aaron (Cindy) Erndt of Galena, daughter Katie (David) Evener of Galena, 4 grandchildren: Sophia and Sam Erndt, Franklin and Magdaleane Evener, siblings: Kenneth Browning and Earshel Browning, Violet & Kip Bowman all of Bellville, aunts: Barb and John Faber of Sunbury, Oma Goodman of Butler, uncle Ira and Treva Shelton of Millersburg and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her step-father Melvin “Gene” Lowe.
Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, at the Sunbury Christian Church, 870 Admiral Dr., Sunbury, Ohio 43074 and one hour prior to the 3:00 p.m. Thursday funeral services which will also be held at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury
Memorial contributions and be made to Sonshine Preschool, 250 Rainbow Ave., Sunbury, Ohio 43074.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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