Janice DeBoef

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Janice DeBoef

August 04, 1941 - February 21, 2019

Janice DeBoef Janice DeBoef, 77, of Oskaloosa died Thursday, February 21, 2019, at her home in Oskaloosa. She was born on August 4, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa, the youngest of four children born to Clair Hoover and Dorothy May Snyder Bishop of rural Runnells. Janice accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and became a member of the Woodland Community Church in 1954. She graduated from Runnells High School with the class of 1961. Following graduation, she worked for the State of Iowa in the Auditor's office in Des Moines. On May 12, 1973, she was united in marriage to Don DeBoef at the Woodland Community Church at rural Runnells. The couple then moved to rural New Sharon and helped on the family's dairy farm. In 1986, they moved to Oskaloosa. Janice worked in the office at Clow, operated a home daycare for many years, and last worked at Wal-Mart in Oskaloosa until her retirement. Janice and Don adopted a son, Scott Alan, from Korea and he was the center of her life. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, and going to garage sales. She also loved animals, especially cats, dogs, and calves. Janice is survived by her husband of nearly 46 years Don DeBoef of Oskaloosa; their son, Scott DeBoef of Oskaloosa; her sister and her husband, Jeannine and Stanley Deaton of Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clair and Dorothy Bishop; and two brothers, Clair Jerry Bishop of California and Jackie Raymond Bishop of Des Moines. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel with Reverend Douglas Smiley officiating. As was Janice's wish her body will be cremated following the funeral ceremony. Private family burial of the urn will be in the Warren-Powers Cemetery at rural Adelphi in Polk County at a later date. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Sunday after 12 noon in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 2-5 Sunday afternoon to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Keo-Mah Genealogical Society in Oskaloosa or a charity of the donor's choice.
Published on February 23, 2019
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