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“John; Sorry to see the loss of your mother. Jim and Bev Tierney ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Tierney - Carroll, IA

“I feel so blessed to have been able to meet you last spring when I traveled to Iowa with Martha Moore and Judy. I know that you have always been an...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Leslie Main - columbus, OH

“"To Live in the Hearts we leave behind is not to die." -Thomas Campbell Judy & Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Martha & Tom Moore & familly - OH

“Sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful lady. We had the blessing to meet her several years ago and spend time with her. She was a...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Toni Lansing - Lake Ozark, MO

“Joe, Jana, and the rest of the Stuchel family--I'm so sorry that your mother passed away. Due to the weather and my job, I won't be at the...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Rita Gergely - Albia, IA

“We are in Rockport Tx until March and sorry we can not be there Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Thinking of you John and Nancy Spaur ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: john and nancy spaur - albia

“My sympathy to the entire family... My second family growing up on East Benton. Joe, my very best friend in my heart forever, you know I am always...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Yarkosky - Overland Park, KS

“Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's death. Looking at her picture, I can certainly see you in her face. Please accept our prayers and...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Diana Newquist Parson - Ottumwa, IA

“Joe, and family So Sorry for the lost of your mom. It is never easy to say good-bye. May you may you hold on to your memories and let them...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Lea Fleener Weldon - IA

“My condolences to Jana & Joe ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Chambers - Westfield, MA

“To a beautiful woman. You will be dearly missed. Love- Doug & Brandi Larson & boys ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Brandi Larson - Indianola, IA

“Sorry for your loss to all of the Stuchel family. May she rest in peace. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Kay Murphy - Cape Fair, MO

“It is with great sadness to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers are with the Family as I remember all the good times that my Family had with the...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Andy Simmons - Fulton, IL

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It is with our deepest heartfelt sorrow, Janice Foulkes Stuchel, our beloved matriarch and mother, grandmother, grandma-great, sister and best friend passed away Jan. 24, 2013, at the Windsor Manor in Indianola.

Janice was born Sept. 3, 1931 in Albia, at the home of her grandparents, Mae and Jessie Newell.

She was a 1948 graduate of Albia High School, attended business college and was business manager at Monroe County Hospital for 29 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society.

She married her high school sweetheart, Donald Stuchel, in Ft. Riley, Kansas.

What she cherished most was time with family and friends. Her passion for the town of Albia, its' sporting events, the Iowa Hawkeyes and her life-long love of music will be greatly missed.

Left to celebrate her life and mourn her loss are her children, Judy O'Keefe of Columbus, Ohio, Jayne (Mark) Hutchens of Indianola, John (Patty) Stuchel of Albia, Joe and Conrad (Colwell) Stuchel of Trophy Club, Texas and Jana (Doug) Van Polen of Waukee; 10 grandchildren, Jodi Montgomery, Christian Montgomery, Maggie Henry, Bob Stuchel, Katie O'Keefe Hoffman, Kourtney Dewald, Kyle O'Keefe, Bob Van Polen, Evy Embree, Morgan Van Polen, nine great-grandchildren; Cole Henry, Ellie Henry, Addison Stuchel, Brady Stuchel, Khloe Dewald, Kody Dewald, Kaela O'Keefe Hoffman, Luci Montgomery Baker, Dylan Montgomery Baker, Colby Embree, Lucy Embree; a sister, Suzanne Hood of Osawattomie, Kansas and many beloved brother- and sisters-in-law.

Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Don; daughter, Jolinda; her parents, Evelyn and John Foulkes; and grandson, Michael Montgomery.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Janice's life will be at 10:30a.m., Monday January 28, 2013, at St Mary's Catholic Church in Albia, with Fr. Michael E. Volkmer, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Albia.

Visitation will open to the public at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Janice's family present from 4 to 8:00 p.m. A rosary will be led at 4 p.m., provided by St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society, with a Christian Wake Service beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Deepest gratitude is given to our Windsor Manor family for their love and wonderful care of our mother.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to be used in Janice's name by the Albia Music Department.