Janice J Wilt

January 11, 1954November 26, 2018
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Janice J. Wilt, 64, passed away on November 26, 2018. A visitation will be held from 10-11 AM followed by a funeral service at 11 AM, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Janice’s name are suggested to Great Plains SPCA, 5424 Antioch Dr., Merriam, Kansas 66202 or

Janice was born on January 11, 1954 in Kansas City, Kansas to Stanley and Betty Elven (Greenlee). She graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1972. She worked for the Social Security Administration for over 30 years. Janice enjoyed being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren. She was an active member of the Blue Springs Assembly church. Janice was preceded in passing by her parents; step-father, John Greenlee; and her two brothers, Ray and Russell.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Tammy); grandchildren, Kristopher, Alexander and Sydnee; brothers, Wayne (Carol) Elven, Warren (Hope) Elven and Jack (Ila) Greenlee; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


  • Michael Wilt, Son
  • Tammy Wilt, Daughter-in-law
  • Kristoper Wilt, Grandchild
  • Alexander Wilt, Grandchild
  • Sydnee Wilt, Grandchild
  • Wayne Elven, Brother
  • Carol Elven, Sister-in-law
  • Warren Elven, Brother
  • Hope Elven, Sister-in-law
  • Jack Greenlee, Brother
  • Ila Greenlee, Sister-in-law
  • Janice also leaves numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

Janice J Wilt

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Kathy Rosenberger

December 12, 2018

It was Autumn, 1966 when Janice Judy Elven and I met in Girls Chorus class at Central Jr. High School In KC, KS. We were both tall and in alphabetical order (Elven and Evans) we were destined to stand side by side during concerts. We’ve been the best of friends for over 50 years, standing side by side.
We loved to sing, and our grandchildren were astonished how many songs we knew. I couldn’t begin to count the number of times we took road trips. We would break out in song and laughed until we cried.

We shared intimate family secrets that remain locked in my heart. No matter the situation, Janice kept a positive attitude. Ok, there were definitely times she put on a happy face in public when she was struggling. In private, she overcame adversity through reading “ the Word” and praying. Her faith in God is the real thing that helped her cope with her challenges.

And then, there was the strong willed Janice. She liked being in control. That’s possibly an understatement!

Still, through thick or thin, she was by my side when I found out Just a few months ago that I have incurable cancer in my bones. She was my encourager and my most dependable friend.

Janice was bossy, but loving and supportive. She knew everything about me, and still loved me unconditionally.

I am blessed that our paths crossed. I feel a bit lost right now without her. I loved her dearly and the memories are precious to me.

May God comfort y’all- family and friends. She loved you everyone. My best friend forever Janice Judy Elven Wilt- free at last!

Leslie Schuenemeyer

December 5, 2018

Janice was a sweetheart and I'm grateful we had a chance to work together in Mod 19. She always was friendly and nice, even when you knew she or a family member was struggling, sick or challenged. She was helpful, supportive and encouraging. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her loved ones.

Maggie Garber

December 4, 2018

Janice’s cubicle was not far from mine and it was a favorite stopping spot for me throughout the day, more frequently than management probably liked. I remember bringing in my portable DVD player so that we could watch “Cars”...I think it took 3 lunch hours. Sometimes when an “old” movie airs on TV, I remember that she and I had gone to it together. She took me grocery shopping when I was recovering from my auto accident, for which I was extremely grateful. I remember going to a field where her family had gathered to shoot off fireworks, away from the city’s light pollution. There are so many fond memories, including our last trip, to Jamesport. She had such a wonderful spirit.

Charlie Smith

November 29, 2018

Aunt Janice,
I will always remember your laughter and love. You will never be forgotten. You always took the time to show others love and include them. I will cherish my memories of you... our sleepovers, camping trips, games, and all the secrets we shared. Your love for Christ was always front and center. I am thankful for you.
I Love you,
Charlie Smith

monica tisch

November 29, 2018

Janice was in my old mod 16 before they removed it and moved us elsewhere on different floors. We still saw each other in the cafeteria and it was always lovely to see her. She always had a smile on her face as long as I knew her. We would talk of our families and catch up with what was going on. I will miss her as she was one of the truly nice people in this building. I am so thankful I saw her and got to talk to her last week. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this loss. Monica Tisch

Dennis Hake

November 28, 2018

I worked with Janice for most of the past 20 years. In recent years we rode the bus to work and had many conversations about our kids and grandkids on those rides. She was always quick to laugh, had a nice easy smile and loved to talk about what she was planning to do next with her grandchildren. Janice loved to talk with friends and when she could turn the conversation to Kris, Alex or Sydnee a special glow showed up in her face. May God comfort you in your loss because I can picture him giving her a big hug right now. I will miss her!