Janice Eileen Lee, 76, died July 8, 2017. She was born May 24, 1941, in Newton, the daughter of Arnold and Eileen (Unruh) Spore.
Janice grew up in Newton and on a farm in rural Halstead. She was a graduate of both Halstead High School and Wichita Business College. Following her marriage to Robert, she worked in the Harvey County Clerk’s Office, until the birth of their son. She then was a stay-at- home mom until both boys were in school. Janice worked for a time in the Haven Journal Office and at a Haven nursing home. For 22 years, she worked with the Reno County Educational Cooperative in Hutchinson as a paraprofessional for the gifted, and was a media specialist in the RCEC Office. Her love of life included grandchildren activities, many paintings, flower gardening, live concerts and the daily Cryptogram.
On September 15, 1962 she married Robert Eugene Lee in Halstead.
Survivors include: husband, Robert of Hutchinson; two sons, Robert III and wife Kim of Pratt and Richard and wife Julie of Wichita; five grandchildren, Ashton, Blake and Carson of Pratt, Manon and Kyndal of Wichita; sister, Sharon Spore Pepper of Wichita; brother, Byron Spore and wife Dee of Newton; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Emert of Newton and her son Bill.
Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1602 N. Main, Hutchinson, with the Reverend Dr. Kim Biery presiding. Friends may sign her register book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hutchinson Regional Medical Auxiliary or Wichita Symphony Association, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave online condolences for Janice’s family.