May 18, 1934 – July 21, 2020
Janice Brandon Quinlan, 86, of Bonita Springs, FL passed away on July 21, 2020 at North Collier Hospital in Naples, FL .
She was born May 18, 1934 in Auburn, IN, daughter of Worden Monroe and Ruth Esther (Price) Brandon. Both parents, a sister Kathleen Joy, a brother Richard and a son Eric preceded her in death. She married William John Quinlan from Auburn on January 30, 1954 and he passed away on July 1, 2000 in Bonita Springs.
They owned and operated Quinlan’s Dry Cleaners in Lima, Ohio from 1967-1988, retired and moved to Lehigh Acres, FL. In September 1988 the helped their daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. William (Bill) Gutierrez open Classic Cleaners of Pelican Landing of Bonita Springs, FL. In Florida, she and her husband, John, Started and operated a non-profit organization “Branches Counselors Assoc. Inc.”
She was a retired faith counselor, a 1952 graduate of McIntosh High School of Auburn. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carolina Christian University, a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Biblical Life College & Seminary, a master’s degree in Counseling from Emmanuel Baptist University and a doctorate from Cornerstone University. She was an ordained and licensed minister of counseling with the National Christian Counselors Association and since 1994 with the National Christian Conservative Church. In 1993 was awarded the distinction of “fellow” with the National Board of Clinical Therapist and became a NCCA Board Certified Clinical Supervisor. Also a past member of American Association of Christian Counselors, Concerned Women for America, the state of FL CWA Coordinator of Education, Aglow Fellowship, Christian Women’s Fellowship of Ohio and Big Life Ministries. She enjoyed singing in a number of churches and was a regular choir member of First Baptist Church of Naples at this time.
She and Mr. Quinlan were active members at the First Assembly of God of Ft. Myers, FL and Living Waters Community Church Assembly of God of Bonita Springs.
Her second marriage was to Wilmer Bultemeier. They attended Hope Lutheran Church of Bonita Springs where she was an active choice member, and was presently active with the First Baptist Church of Naples, in the choir and Faith Evangelism.
She is proud of her remaining family; a daughter Sandra Louise Quinlan-Gutierrez and her husband William (Bill); three grandchildren, Austin Gutierrez, Forrest Gutierrez, and Mercedes Gutierrez. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 111th Ave N, Naples, FL 34108. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM also at Hodges Funeral Home. Burial will be immediately following the service in Naples Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242.
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August 5, 2020
Sandra: I am so sorry I missed the service for your Mother. I live at American House and knew your mother when she was a resident here. One memory stays with me....we have a knitting group at American House and our first project was knitting bears to provide for children at Christmas (2018). Your mother had not knit for a long time but wanted to start again and she did, but I can also remember how proud she was when she made progress. I have a picture of your mother with the knitting group. As I recall when your mother moved to All Seasons, I believe we gave her the pink bear she had knit.
I am unable to provide the picture here, but would be happy to share if you would like to call me: 239-571-5704
And another memory of your mother. My husband was in Rehab at Solars June 2019 and your mother came in at the same time with her shoulder injury.
My sympathy and love,
August 3, 2020
She is like a second mom to me when I was young. Such patience, wisdom, caring came from a lady of fine character. She had a beautiful spirit. Jan left a wonderful legacy of her love, loyalty, faithfulness to the Lord through the years and spending time to help shape me to be a godly woman. Here's to momma Jan and for the wonderful friendship we had over the years.
August 1, 2020
I am taking pictures at church and she will be remembered as a classy lady with a beautiful voice.
July 29, 2020
We shared alot of laughter and sorrow but always knew God was with us. I will miss our calls and conversations. She certainly was a spiritual inspiration for me. She showed me how to pray, how to talk with God, how to study the Word. She was a blessing that I needed for me and my family.
We love you, Janice. We will see each other again with Him. Thank you for your love and wisdom.
July 29, 2020
Janice was like a mother to me, spiritually as well as lessons in life. I spent many years in her council and in the Bible Study she Heldon Lehigh as well as Bonita. There will never be anyone who will replace her in my life. Enjoy your new life beautiful lady!!!
Pastor Ann Grandell
July 25, 2020
What a beautiful, godly woman! Janice's love for Jesus and the Word plus her passion to worship set such an example for all of us. Besides having the voice of an angel, she had such a sweet smile, gentle spirit and was so full of wisdom. She's left her handprint on the hearts of so many in our church family and the community. To each one of her family members, please know that she loved you so very much and prayed ceaselessly for you. May you have peace knowing that as you carry on her legacy of love here on earth, you WILL see her again in heaven! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pastors Ann & Riley Grandell, The Gulf Shore Church, Bonita Springs, FL
July 24, 2020
What a celebration of a life well lived for Him! So many wonderful memories of our activities together with NCCA and Hallelujah Acres and the good times with Janice and Wilmer at Branson and when Wilmer could not go, Janice and I for "girl time." She flew and I drove and from the time I picked her up at the airport til the time I took her back, nonstop laughter and good times always.
Long time friendships are the best. Janice will be greatly missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. A loss for us, but we take comfort in knowing we will be together again! Elizabeth Fordyce
July 23, 2020
Dear Family of Janice,
My Mother, Charlotte Liddell Cooper Beatty is a friend of Janice from school in Auburn, Indiana. She and my mother when together could be quite a handful...to my understanding. Even though there was a difference in my age to Janice, I considered her a dear friend. She was of great comfort to me many a time. Somehow she just knew what to say. I thank the Lord Jesus for the gift of her wisdom, kindness and humor. She will be missed. Candace Cooper Imbody
July 23, 2020
I was in a Bible study with her quite a while back before I moved out of the Bonita Springs area. She shared from the heart, with tender motherly words. I don’t really know those closest to her, but I can honestly say that much love and prayer was there, and she had a tender heart. I remember her singing as if it was like natural talking with a story she wanted to tell. Very sorry for your loss, and may God’s Spirit and comfort be felt.