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Janice Ann Neuschafer 1944 - 2021
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

MCPHERSON — Janice Ann Neuschafer, 76, of McPherson, Kan., passed away at 3:10 a.m., Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at Cedars House.

Janice was born in Ellsworth, Kan. on July 5, 1944, a daughter of Alfren Henry and Margaret Anna (Demel) Neuschafer.

Janice attended the Enterprise grade school and graduated from Chapman High School, Chapman, Kan. She then attended Marymount College in Salina, Kan. for two years and Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in McPherson, where she was a member of the Altar Society and a Eucharistic Minister for many years. She was also a volunteer for the Lord’s Diner, Wichita, Kan. 

In 1966 Janice started working for the Post Office Department (later to become the U.S. Postal Service) in Wichita, Kan. as a secretary and served in various management positions in Human Resources, Labor Relations and Delivery Service in Wichita, Topeka and the Kansas City area. She served as Officer In Charge (Acting Postmaster) in Tonganoxie, Kan., Humbolt, Kan., Great Bend, Kan. and Marysville, Kan. In 1985 she was appointed Postmaster in Belleville, Kan. In 1995 she was appointed Postmaster of McPherson, Kan. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 34 years of service in 1999.

Janice enjoyed her Catholic faith, travel, polka music, working in her yard and spending time with her friends and family. 

She is survived by her siblings, Marvin Neuschafer and his wife Jolene, of Prosper, Texas and Mary Avery and her husband Dennis, of Abilene, Kan. She is also survived by mieces and nephews, Michelle Neuschafer, Cindy Suitor, Mike Neuschafer, Mark A. Neuschafer, Nick Avery, and Ben Avery; several great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Margaret Neuschafer; and brothers, Don and Vern Neuschafer.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, McPherson, Kan. with Rosary starting at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, McPherson, Kan. with Fr. Ben Shockey officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chapman, Kan. with Fr. John Wolesky officiating. Memorial are to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, McPherson or St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fund, Chapman and they can be sent to Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home 

222 W. Euclid St. 

McPherson, KS  67460

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 12, 2021