Janice Shenefield, 84

Janice J. Shenefield, 84, of LaFontaine, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 in LaFontaine.

She was born to the late Lawrence Coon and Ruth (Bowman) Roos on Aug. 4, 1932 in Chicago.

Janice married Don Shenefield on Aug. 5, 1950, he survives.

She worked for Marion National Bank, Summit Bank, and National Bank of Detroit, now Regions Bank of Marion, and Clover Blossom Honey, she also owned The Honey House in LaFontaine. Janice was a member of American Business Women’s Association, Mississinewa 1812, American Beekeeping Federation, and Beekeepers of Indiana, and she was a former member of Boundary Line Church of Christ. She was involved in the LaFontaine Festival for many years.

Along with her husband, Don; she is survived by sons, Charles Shenefield (Mel) of Palm Coast, Fla., Dave Shenefield (Gloria) of LaFontaine, and Michael Shenefield of LaFontaine; daughters, Mrs. David (Susan) Liddick of Marion, and Beth Shenefield of LaFontaine seven grandchildren, five adopted grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Burial will follow at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine. Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2017 Jan 04