Janice L. Comstock

May 26, 1930 ‒ December 28, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Janice L. Comstock, age 87, of Marion, died early Thursday morning, December 28, 2017, at the DeWolfe Place.

On May 26, 1930, Janice was born in Wyandot County, Ohio, one of five daughters of the late Benjamin and Syreva “May” (Knight) Stief.  She was raised on the family farm in Harpster and graduated from Caledonia High School.

Shortly after graduation, Janice married a young gentleman who also was raised on a family farm in Harpster, Jerald “Jerry” Comstock, on July 14, 1948, at Emanuel Lutheran Church.  Together they shared thirty five years of marriage.  He preceded her in death in 1983 after a tragic work accident.

Janice cared for her husband and children as a homemaker, until her children were raised.  After which, she returned to work, working her way up to being the head cook at the River Valley School System from where she retired.  Preferring to work over staying home, she continued working at both Meijer and Walgreens as a clerk until she was 83 years old, again retiring in 2013.

Janice and Jerry had been active members of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion for many years, where she helped in the nursery.  She also enjoyed living in Hobe Sound, Florida, for nearly twenty years.

She will be missed by her three children: Randy (Karen) Comstock, Kathy Caudill, and Martin (Kim) Comstock; seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Aaron) Nicolosi, Travis Comstock, Melisa Browning, Chris (Amy) Caudill, Eric (Hillary) Caudill, Sarah Comstock, and Adam (Melanie) Comstock; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Meck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, Janice was preceded in death by a son, Dean Comstock; and three sisters: Jean Coleman, Beulah Chapman, and Audrey Douglas.

Services honoring her life will be observed privately by her family.  Burial will take place at a later date in Caledonia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 1199 Delaware Ave Ste 102A, Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, is honored to have been chosen to serve Janice’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Dear Comstock family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Janice. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

  • Kathy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, but I am sure she is in a better place and the pain she has suffered is in the past.

  • To the Comstock family,

    You all have my sympathy in your loss. Remember the happy times and focus on them. Kathy, if there is anything I can do, please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • You have my sympathy. Janice was my first Food Service Supervisor I worked under. She was always a caring person.. Im sorry I lost track of her since she retired from R.V. She and Shirley Pletcher are the reason I have my job at R.V…. Thank You Janice.. Rest in peace !!!!

  • Cherish all the memories! I know how dedicated you were Kathy in going to Florida to visit and always being there for her when she needed you. If any of your bowling family can help in any way, let us know we are here for You!

  • My sympathy goes out to the Comstock family and especially to my friend Kathy. I have experienced the you emotions you are feeling especially since I lost both of my parents at different holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Dear Comstocks and Caudills,
    Your mom’s life was a blessing to so many of us. We surely are thinking of you and yours.

  • It was a great honor to know Janice and the rest of her family. She will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies to her family.
    Tex Young-Columber

  • Kathy & brothers,
    I am glad I was able to meet your Mom. What a cute little lady. I hope you are comforted by the happier memories.

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