OBITUARY

Janice "Jana" Ann Williams

October 8, 1987October 11, 2020
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Janice "Jana" Ann Williams, 33, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 from injuries received in a home fire. She was born October 8, 1987 in Fort Wayne, daughter of Dr. Lloyd and Brenda Williams. Jana received her degrees from DePauw University and IPFW. She worked as a nurse for Pediatrics Associates, Inc. She is survived by her husband, Eric Deford; son, Owen Deford; her parents; siblings, Jack Williams, Drew (Laura) Williams, and Pete Williams; and grandfathers, Lloyd Williams, Jr. and Steve Grzych. Jana was preceded in death by her two daughters, Lily Eloise Deford and Hazel Olivia Deford, who passed away from the home fire on September 24, 2020. Private family services will be held at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, Ossian, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Jana, Lily and Hazel may be made to the Pediatric Unit at Lutheran Hospital or to Hope House. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com for the Deford and Williams families.

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  • Pediatric Unit at Lutheran Hospital
  • Hope House

Services

  • Private Family Service

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Janice "Jana" Ann Williams

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Steve Kunkel

October 21, 2020

To Jana's family: I'm so sorry. I heard the news and then later was able to piece it together to understand who it was. I can't imagine your pain. Our prayers are with you. Steve and Cindy.

Art McCord

October 19, 2020

I was so saddened for your families when I read of Jana’s passing. She was a special person and I remember her curiosity in class, her sense of adventure in Germany, and her smile. Please know my prayers are for you all.

Alexis Hubart

October 17, 2020

I remember having hazel in the twos room. She was such a smart and amazing girl. She had an amazing smile. She could light up the whole room. I loved having her and spending time with her.

Bethany Sweet

October 17, 2020

Jana and I were best friends in elementary school in Bluffton, and had a lot of fun playing and doing Girl Scouts together. She was a bright soul and I have happy memories of our young friendship. Rest in peace, Jana.

Greta Davis

October 17, 2020

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