Janis Elaine Larabell
April 28, 1951 – November 24, 2018
Janis Elaine Larabell was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 28, 1951 the only child of the late Otis and Sue Madden. Janis passed away peacefully in Livonia, Michigan on November 24, 2018 under the gentle care of Angela Hospice.
“Jan” was the beloved mother of Karla (John) Mons and Charles Larabell Jr. Loving grandmother of Kimberly Linn Hardesty, Dani Mons and Madi Mons. Dear friend, companion and former wife of Charles Larabell Sr.
Jan was blessed to have more than one career in her life. She had a love of animals and worked as a Veterinary Technician. She also worked in Animal Research for Wayne State University. However, her main occupation was as a Pathology Assistant at Children’s Hospital of Detroit.
Jan was very creative; she could play the cello, and enjoyed creative writing, reading and cooking. She loved to go horseback riding and listening to country music as well as classic rock. Mainly, she could be found at home relaxing while snacking on some of her famous homemade cornbread and beans. However, her passion was her family. Jan simply loved to be a mom, grandma, and special friend. She had a kind heart and a gentle soul. Jan will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
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