Janice Diane Smith, age 79, of O’Fallon, MO, passed away on June 29, 2022, surrounded by members of her loving family.
Janice is survived by her husband, John H. Smith, who was married to Janice on August, 12, 2006. She is also survived by her son John Adams, daughter-in-law Tanya Adams, her grandson, Andrew Adams and his wife Brooke, her grand-daughter, Arianna Pence and her husband Christian, her great-grandson, Wellington Adams, and her brother, James C. Rogers. Throughout her life, Janice developed and enjoyed loving relationships with many, many friends from far and wide, including her special relationship with the “Ladies from the Class of ‘61” at Chattanooga High School, who Janice looked forward to meeting with at least once every year, to celebrate their lifelong friendship!
Janice was known to all as a loving and free spirit, whose passions and many talents were on full display throughout her life: as professional ice skater in the Ice Capades; a modern dancer, competing at the highest levels; a business women, involved in sales and marketing her entire life; an artist, bringing joy to thousands with her Air Brush Tatoos, Glitter Art, and Face & Rock Painting Events all over the country. But most of all, she was a loving, caring, compassionate (to use her words), “eternal spirit having a human experience”, who loved her husband and family deeply, treasured friendships, laughed often, and both loved her life and lived it to the fullest.
Family and friends will surely miss Janice, but we are comforted by the knowledge that she is finally at peace, and now, coming to the end of her life on this earth, is in the presence of her Creator.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Christ Fellowship, Royal Palm Beach Campus. Information about live streaming the event to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that any memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. The family would also like to express our sincere thanks to the staff at the Siteman Cancer Center and BJC Hospitals, whose world class care for Janice over the last year was exemplary!