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Janice R. (Runnebohm) Comstock-Crane

May 16, 1941 — May 9, 2024


Janice R. (Runnebohm) Comstock-Crane

Janice R. (Runnebohm) Comstock-Crane, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

She was born May 16, 1941, in Shelbyville, the daughter of John L. and Rose (Cord) Runnebohm.  On May 24, 2001, she married Samuel Crane, and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2022.

Janice is survived by her daughter, Leigh Ann Mills and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville; sons, Matthew Comstock and wife, Marla, of Shelbyville, Andrew Comstock and wife, Tammy, of Colorado, Aaron Comstock and wife, Brenda, of Shelbyville, and Phillip Comstock of Shelbyville; brothers, Nick Runnebohm and Steve Runnebohm and wife, Karen, both of Shelbyville; sister, Margie Long of Greenfield; grandchildren, Stacey Haehl, David Comstock, Tyler Comstock and wife, Ashley, Curtis Comstock and wife, Rhianna, Kelli Hadley and husband, Timothy, Anthony Comstock and wife, Anna, and Marissa Comstock; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to Samuel, Janice was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Casper Comstock; brothers, Robert Runnebohm, Herb Runnebohm and Danny Runnebohm; and sisters, Virginia Vrooman, Mary Hauk and Alice Cossairt.

In 1959, Janice graduated from Oldenburg Academy.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Janice was a legal secretary for Steven Moberly for over 25  years.

She enjoyed reading, gardening and playing euchre with her card club.

Janice’s family would like to thank Timber Creek Village for the loving care they gave to our mother.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with the rosary recited at 9:30 am.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am, Tuesday, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

Interment will be at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 or Oldenburg Academy, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg, Indiana 47036.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church

4218 East Michigan Road, Shelbyville, 46176

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