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Janice E. (Flax) StrattonService: 11:00am Fri. February 12th, 2021
Location: Conroy Funeral Home
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Stratton, Janice E. (Flax), 93, passed away peacefully with her daughter, Denise by her side, February 6, 2021 in Valparaiso, IN. She was born August 13, 1927 in South Solon, Ohio, the daughter of Floyd & Virginia (Ridout) Flax. Janice graduated from Plattsburgh High School, Class of 1946. She married her WWII PenPal, Lloyd Franklin Stratton, May 31, 1947. They settled in Springfield, OH. Janice was a very loyal and faithful member of St. John’s Church in Springfield where she volunteered many years and hours. After residing in Springfield for 69 years she moved to Valparaiso, IN to live with her daughter, Denise and family. She enjoyed many new adventures and memories. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Stratton, three siblings, John Leonard Flax, Patricia (Peach) Wine and June McClain, also son-in-law Gary L Collins. Surviving Janice are her daughters, Karlotta (late Gary) Collins of Marion, OH, and Denise (Keith) Gilliland of Valparaiso, IN; 4 grandchildren, Matt (Evie) Collins of Marion, OH, Derrick (Cassie) Collins of Ostrander, OH, Bo Gilliland and Libbie Gilliland both of Valparaiso, IN; 4 great-grandchildren, Owen & Quinn Collins of Marion, OH and Kynlee & Raelynn Collins of Ostrander, OH and a Special Niece, Tangie (Brian) Newman of Urbana, OH. Visitation will be held 11am-Noon, Friday, February 12, at Conroy Funeral Home, 1660 E. High St., Springfield, OH. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Springfield, OH. Those who wish to remember Janice in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN. The family would like to thank the staff of Avalon Springs, Valparaiso, IN, for the kind and loving care they gave Janice through the years.
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Karlotta and Denise and your families I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a loving and giving person. I remember good times with Getz's and Strattons. God bless you all.
- Rebecca (Getz) Brown
, Friday February 12th, 2021
Dear Denise and Family,
We were very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. There were so many wonderful memories we had of gathering with you guys and your Mom and Frank throughout the years...
I vividly remember how excited she would get about the different toys she had an interest in collecting. And her love for her grandchildren was (of course) limitless...
You have been a loving and devoted daughter to her for as long as we have known you (and that goes back to when Richard Nixon was in the White House)...
Please accept our condolences on her loss. We hope that as time goes by the happy memories you have of her will always be the ones that come to mind first.
With much love,
Liz & Greg K.
- Liz & Greg Karas
, Monday February 8th, 2021
Denise, Keith, Libby and Bo;
Cindy and I just want you to know we’re praying for peace and comfort for each of you. While losing a parent/grandparent is heartbreaking, we know the love and care you showed her filled her heart. We’re praying that love returns to you to bring you comfort and some measure of joy as you celebrate her life.
Love to you all,
Cindy and Garry
- Garry and Cindy Puetz
, Monday February 8th, 2021