Janice Ruth (McGinnis) Coffer, age 74 of Sparta, Missouri, passed peacefully in her home with family by her side. She was born September 5, 1946 in Highlandville, Missouri the daughter of the late Radford and Gertrude McGinnis. On December 7, 1961 she was united in marriage to Larkin Coffer who preceded her in death October 1, 2012. This union was blessed with four daughters, Penny, Renda, Jennifer and Laura. Janice attended school in Ozark, Missouri when she wasn’t skipping class. She was Christian by faith and rededicated her life August 21, 2003.
Janice was a hard worker and never met a stranger wherever she worked. She was employed at Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark Dinner House, Hagale Industries in her early years and FASCO Industries. After she retired from public service, she made her number one job being a wife, mom, sister, aunt, grandma and great-grandma her top priority.
Her hobbies were horseback riding, sewing, watching her grandkids and great-grandkids play sports, ride their horses or playing games on family game days. She and Larkin loved going out on weekend dates to enjoy country-western two step dancing. Mom always made sure her girls had something or someplace to go on the weekends. Janice had a love of books and had quite the collection which she donated to the Sparta Senior Living Apartments and looked forward to Thursday Game Day with the ladies of Sparta Senior Apartments.
Janice is survived by her children Penney and Rusty Morrison, Renda and Ross Bush, Jennifer and Anthony Willis, Laura and Brad Holder; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Justin and Melissa Morrison, Shawn and Michael, Jeri Beth, Addison, Haileigh Morrison, Sarah and Matt Stow, Little Larkin, Shawna, Khloe, Karlee and Kora Bush, Kyle Willis, Corrie Willis and Aubree Raymer, Tosha Younger, Megan and Henry Morrel, Kodi Gilbert, Braxton Gilbert, Mindy Horton and partner Greg Simpson, Matthew, Celese, Melissa, Little Laura, Isaiah Horton, Charlie, Abby, Evelyn, David and waiting for Emalee Rose Holder; siblings Jeannie and Lloyd Coffer, Tommy McGinnis, James and Donna McGinnis, along with a host of nephews, nieces, friends and other relatives.
Funeral services for Janice will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Burial will follow in Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield, Missouri. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.