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 Janice Hill <I>Bradley</I> Elston

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Janice Hill Bradley Elston

  • Birth 11 Sep 1922 Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 2010 Hope, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 59060489

Janice H. (Bradley) Elston
Age 87, of Millers Merry Manor in Hope, Indiana, died peacefully on June 5, 2010.
She was born in Charleston, West Virginia, September 11, 1922, the youngest of three to Anna and Mont Bradley. She was the first in her family to get a college degree, which was a BA from Anderson University. She went on to get a Masters Degree of Library Science from Eastern Michigan University. She was a teacher and an Elementary School Librarian at Bird and Tanger Schools for 33 years.
She retired from Plymouth School District in Michigan in 1984. Since retirement, she has done missionary work in Japan, worked at Warner Pacific College in Oregon, Warner Southern Christian Academy and White Chapel Christian School in Daytona Beach, Florida. She attended Riverside Park Church of God in Livonia, Michigan for 30 years and Park Place Church of God in Anderson, Indiana for 15 years. While she was a resident at Four Seasons Retirement Center she attended the chapel on-site regularly. Janice had a deep Christian faith that was committed to loving God, her family and serving the church.
As an avid gardener, she started two garden clubs in Plymouth, Michigan and won numerous awards for her flower gardens. She was an amazingly fun hostess who enjoyed creating great celebrations. In her travels around the world and at home, Janice was a beloved storyteller and read to children of all ages. Her spirit was bright and loving, which drew people of all ages, races and faiths to her warmth. She had a passion for music and she loved singing traditional Church of God hymns. In essence, her enthusiasm and joy in living were unsurpassed.
Her husband Gerald E. Elston of 57 years preceded her in death, as did her sister, Ruth Davidson and brother, James Bradley. Survivors include a daughter, Sheryl Elston and her husband, David Hamilton of Columbus, Indiana and son Mark Elston and his wife Rhonda Elston of LaCenter, Washington, grandchildren, Kate and Davy Hamilton, Aaron and Rachael Elston, a nephew, Nicky Bradley and his wife Judy Bradley, and a beloved niece, Becky Bridges and her husband, Lawrence Bridges of Covington, Georgia. She had an extended family including Harold, Doris, Eric and Kevin Elston, Shirley, Ron and Randy Vandyne.
A memorial celebration service will be held at Park Place Church of God on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Dr. David Markle sharing. There will ba a gathering after for fellowship and story telling about Janice.
Memorial contributions may be given to Anderson University, Att: Development Office, 1100 East Fifth Street, Anderson, Indiana 46012 or Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 East 17th Street Columbus, Indiana 47201.
Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service is handling arragements.

Copied from the Canton Observer Newspaper, June 11, 2010.

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  • Created by: Sgt Ed Elstan
  • Added: 22 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59060489
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Janice Hill Bradley Elston (11 Sep 1922–5 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59060489, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sgt Ed Elstan (contributor 47188165) .