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Janice Faye Staymates

October 29, 1948October 26, 2019

Janice Faye Staymates, 70, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Iowa Lutheran in Des Moines. Memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday November 2, 2019, visitation will be one hour prior to services at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1701 W Jester Park Dr., Polk City, Iowa. Memorial donations may be directed to the family in loving memory of Janice. Janice was born October 29, 1948, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to John and Margaret (Reynolds) Staymates. Janice grew up in Pleasantville, Iowa before moving to Ankeny. She graduated from Ankeny High School in 1966. She held various jobs until she joined Greyhound Lines Inc. in West Des Moines, Iowa. She later transferred to Dallas, Texas where she spent the next 22 years living. Janice retired from Greyhound after 30 years of service. In her free time, Janice enjoyed baking and doing crafts. Janice loved spending time with family and friends. Janice is survived by her loving daughter, Kimberly Shear (Brian Woollums) of Osceola, IA; grandchildren, Dylan Shear of Lamoni, IA, Brooke and Kaden Shear of Osceola, IA, Zofiana and Deacon Woollums of Johnston, IA; sisters, Gayle (John) Sibert of Polk City, IA and Janet (Gary) Butcher of Sparks, NV; an Aunt Elmamae Shook of Chandler, AZ; nieces, Stacey (Sean) Joynt of Ankeny, IA and Danielle (Randy) Christy of San Diego, CA; many great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. She was also very fond of her dog Magenta. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret; Ex-husband, Richard Rodda; a son, Derrick Rodda; Nephew, Ronald Sibert and Grandson, Jeffrey Shear, Jr.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019


Janice Faye Staymates

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Kim&Phillip Wright

November 2, 2019

We met Janice when she was with Curtis Fabian and He were Cousins. Fabian was Married to my Daughter Anika we met and Fell In Love With Janice She would Always make Me my Husband my Kids Birthday Cakes for our Birthdays and we all would have Football Gatherings at Their House and Thanksgiving At our house. WE WILL FOREVER MISS YOUR SWEET SMILE AND WARM HEART LOVE ALWAYS THE WRIGHT'S.

Theresa Andrews

November 1, 2019

Rest In Heaven Janice. Thanks for gracing me with your friendship. We shared many laughs over our friendship of 12 years. Janice attended many of my family functions including my wedding, holiday socials, and super bowl gatherings. We spoke last a few weeks ago. She knew her body was failing but she continued to fight and be upbeat. We even shared a laugh or two. Our conversation consisted of many things including gathering phone numbers of her friends to give to her daughter. She knew her time on earth was coming to an end. Rest my friend.


Wayne Clugsten

October 29, 2019

God Bless you and keep you Janice. You were always a good cousin and a fine person. You are now with the rest of the family Angels. Love you!

Anita Williams

October 29, 2019

Janice was a super nice lady and I am glad to have known her. She went thru so many health issues! I cant help but feel a little relieved that she is not suffering any longer. Prayers to Kim and the family. -Anita