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Janice Stonebarger
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland
Highland, KS


Janice L. Stonebarger, 77, of Highland, died Friday morning, September 12, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO.

Janice was born at Sparks, July 5, 1937, one of seventeen children born to the late Wayne and Margaret King Collins and had lived in the Sparks-Highland area most of her life. She grew up at Sparks where she attended school, and worked hard to earn her GED in 1964. Janice worked a number of years for Highland schools as a cook prior to cooking at the Highland nursing home.

She married William “Bill” Stonebarger, October 18, 1951, at Hiawatha. Bill and Janice raised five children: The late Charles Ray Stonebarger, Richard Wayne Stonebarger of Highland, Marilyn Jane (Dean) McVicker of Highland, Tony Curtis Stonebarger of Ford City, MO, William “Les” (Ree) Stonebarger of Auburn, NE; 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are eight brothers: Len Collins of St. Joseph, MO, Dan Collins, Tim Collins, Claude “Butch” Collins, all of Highland, Bill Collins, Randy Collins, both of Hiawatha, Ed Collins of Troy, Rick Collins of Wathena; six sisters: Barb Edie of Highland, Pat Pfaffly of Kansas City, MO, Margaret Brassfield of Hiawatha, Sue Hall of Powhattan, Kathy Campbell of Fanning, and Anita Rounds of Lexington, MO.

Janice was also preceded in death by her husband, and a grandson Jason Stonebarger; two brothers: Dennis Collins, and David Collins.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland. Reverend Jonathan Garlock, Sr., of King City, MO, will officiate. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Monday where the family will meet from 6 until 8 that evening.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Janice Stonebarger Memorial Fund which may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, PO Box 33, Highland 66035.

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