Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Janice L. Elkins

Janice L. Elkins, age 80, of Shelby, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, September 1, 2019 at the home of her son in Ontario.

Janice was born February 10, 1939 in Boone County, West Virginia to the late Ersel and Opal (Crum) McClain. She was a graduate of Scott High School in Madison, WV. Janice was employed at AMF in Shelby, working there for 18 years. After its closing, Janice was active with the Shelby Head Start program. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Shelby and was deeply devoted to her family and friends.

Janice is survived by her 2 children: David (Shareen) Elkins of Ontario and Suzanne Elkins of Columbus; a brother: Bob (Vella) McClain of Shelby; and 3 sisters: Donna Jean Adkins of West Virginia, Louise (Lionel) Ellis of Georgia, and Loretta Grass of Florida. In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lovell L. Elkins, on April 21, 2014; 2 sisters: Icelean Franklin and Maxine Nelson; and a brother: Teddie McClain.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 4-6 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 am. Rev. Walter Keib will officiate the services and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Hospice of North Central Ohio.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Keens says:

    Janice always had a smile. Sweet lady Got to know her because of AMF and 1st Baptist Church. May you cherish your memories of her and her sweet disposition. Darl and Pat Keen

  2. Tom Hornung says:

    Jan was a wonderful person. I knew her more than 30yrs and in all that time I never heard her malign anyone. She was not only very religious outwardly, but she walked her talk. Janice was a blessing to all that she touched.

  3. Angela Kelley says:

    Janice and Lovell were two of my most favorite people as I was growing up and I have never forgotten them. They were not only my Sunday School teachers but close family friends. I’m sorry to learn of Janice passing but I know she is with our Lord.

  4. Jack Tackett says:

    Dave, I am so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. She was a sweet soul and wonderful person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Linda Crane says:

    Suzanne, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know many have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Ann Cooper says:

    Dave and Suzanne I am so sorry to hear about Janice. She was a wonderful lady and I am so glad that I knew her. May you rely on the many memories to help you through this difficult time. Rely on the Lord for your strength at this time. In Christian Love, Ann Cooper

  7. Monique Wilson says:

    Janice and Lovell where my two favorite people, I will miss them dearly.
    I know they are happy now they are back together, may they rest in peace.
    David and Shareen and Suzanne I am so sorry for your lost , my thought and prayers are with you . Love you all.

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