Janice Marie Hodges

October 3, 1943April 6, 2018

Janice Marie Hodges, 74 went home to be with the Lord on April 6, 2018. She was born October 3, 1943 to Helen and Houston Hodges, who both preceded her in death.

Janice was a 1961 graduate of Lansing Eastern High School. She was a proud life-time member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she held many offices and committee appointments at the unit district and department levels. She worked many years for the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan and Walgreens.

Janice was very honored when her niece Jamie Marie (Kevin) Hodges Sanders and great niece Paige Marie Sanders were named after her. Other survivors include: her sister, Barbara (Wes) Schultz of Commerce Township; 3 brothers, Richard Hodges, Robert (Karen) Hodges, and James Hodges all of Lansing; and 2 nephews, Chad (Jenny) Hodges of Onondaga, and Sean Murray, of Lansing; a niece, Jami (Bryce) Tracy; of Las Vegas; and several great nieces and great nephews. Janice was very fortunate to have a circle of good friends and great neighbors who were her extended family.

Funeral Services will be held 11am Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 East Michigan Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48912. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship fund in Janice's name. Donations should be sent to: American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan, 212 N. Verlinden, Lansing, MI., 48915. Please make checks payable to American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan and show "In Memory of Janice Hodges" in the memo space.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Jesse Babcock, Casket Bearer
  • Kevin Sanders, Casket Bearer
  • Jr Sanders, Casket Bearer
  • Chad Hodges, Casket Bearer
  • Sean Murray, Casket Bearer
  • Jakob Hodges, Casket Bearer
  • Paige Sanders, Casket Bearer

  • American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan


  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018

Janice Marie Hodges

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Barbara Schultz

April 14, 2018

Janice's family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all who were able to make it to the visitation and funeral. We were especially touched by the shared stories of experiences with Janice. We know she's smiling down on all of us, friends and family. Your kind thoughts and words mean a lot to all of us.

Jamie Sanders

April 11, 2018

There is so much to say about my Aunt Janice. I was more than just a niece to her, I was her daughter. She made me laugh so much with stories of her doing silly things. One story I told her I was gonna tell was when she got locked in the freezer at Walgreens. Oh my goodness she said she was trying to get peoples attention to let her out I asked her if she was cold she said well my glasses were all fogged up and I could barely see out of them. I laughed so hard I cried and I remember her telling me well now you have something funny to tell at my funeral. I have so many memories with her since I was born she has been by my side and I am gonna miss her more than my words can say right now. What an amazing lady she was

Janice Hodges

April 10, 2018

Janice was a true friend. We shared many good times at ALA Conventions, lunches and just talks on the phone. I will miss her very much. My heart felt sympathy to her family whom she cherished so much. Lorraine Sparks, ALA member

Bary & Lorelei Darling

April 9, 2018

We remember Janice, our cousin, as a fun-loving, caring person. She loved our kids and jumped at the chance to "babysit" them whenever possible. As grown adults, our children still recall the fun times they had with Janice. We always planned to have a supply of coca-cola in the refrigerator for her when she came. As always "a kid at heart" herself, she loved to play around and joke with all of us. She will be truly missed.