Janice Marie Bledsoe entered her heavenly home peacefully April 9, 2024. Janice was surrounded by family and friends at the Manor at Elfindale, which she called home since Feb. 27, 2023.

Janice was born Aug. 8, 1939, to Roy Clemmons and Mary Clemmons in Dallas County.

Shortly after moving to Springfield, Janice met the love of her life, Hershel (Jim) Bledsoe. They were united in marriage on June 27, 1959, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Marshfield, Missouri.

After moving to Willard in 1966, Janice became employed by Hutchens Industries in Springfield, working in payroll for the next 32 years.

After retirement, Janice and Hershel worked for the Springfield Cardinals from the inaugural season until the close of the 2022 season.

Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Bledsoe; parents, Roy and Mary Clemmons; and brothers, Gary Clemmons and George Brady.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Colwell; granddaughter, Amanda Crandall and her husband Nick of Willard, Missouri; grandson, Cody Wallace and his wife Lauren of Ladue, Missouri; and three great granddaughters, Baylee, Adeline, and Presley.

Her beloved family also included nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home East (3540 E. Seminole Springfield, Missouri) on Friday, April 19, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The visitation will include an Eastern Star service at 6:45 p.m.

A celebration of life for Janice will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home East on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. Final internment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens following the service Saturday. A butterfly release will be done in honor of Janice’s life.

Donations may be made to Integrity Hospice of Springfield (2131 E. Primrose Street, Springfield, Missouri 65807) in lieu of flowers.