Official Obituary of

Janice Hampshire

June 14, 1937 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Janice Hampshire Obituary

     Janice Hampshire, 86, was called home to Heaven on Tuesday March 5, 2024. She is forever with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the love of her life Robert (Bob) Hampshire. Janice was born June 14, 1937 in Johnson City, Tennessee the daughter of Gurney and Crete (Pope) Moody. Janice married Robert (Bob) Hampshire on August 5, 1956. He passed away on August 11, 2006.

     Janice retired from Jay School Corporation after many years of service. She loved her family “more than life itself” as she would say and loved to cook for anyone who showed up for Sunday dinner. Cooking and music (especially Motown) were her passion, and we will always remember her singing in the kitchen while making the best fried chicken this side of Heaven. She had a heart for all animals and had many pets throughout her life including her precious doggie “Holly” who we are sure greeted her with many kisses. She loved her job as a “lunch lady” and “latch key lady” with many of her kids calling her Grandma. Our mom left us a legacy of love and memories and we will miss her dearly until we see her again.

Survivors Include:

2 sons: Bob “Bobby” Hampshire (wife Jackie) – Portland

            John Hampshire (wife Edwina) – Portland

2 daughters: Mary Simmons (husband Jan) – Portland

                     Teresa Hampshire – Portland

1 brother: Gurney Moody – Dayton, Ohio

12 grandchildren 29 great grandchildren 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her brothers Jack and John Moody, sister Charlotte Norris, and grandchildren Seth Corwin and Barbie Caylor.

     Visitation will be held Saturday from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Green Park Cemetery.

     Memorials may be directed to the Jay County Humane Society.

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March 9, 2024

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

2:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371


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