Janice Marie Reece Emerson
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More information about Janice's mother's side of the family (McClure) can be found on elsewhere on this website or in print version at http://thebp.site/75345
My Aunt, Janice Marie Reece was born in Akron, Ohio, on April 18, 1932. According to the census two years before her birth, they were
living the Cottage Grove Allotment in Coventry Township, Summit County Ohio. If the same holds true, she was probably born at home as
were the rest of her brothers and sisters.

She married George Emerson, Jr. (
b: 09 AUG 1928; d: 20 JUL 2007) on September 9, 1951. Her brother, Vance, says it was the same day
as he and Eleanor married. George was in the Army when they married and worked for the railroad as a switch master. George and Janice
were divorced on January 6, 1977, having been married 25 years.


    Children of Janice and George:
    1.        Janis Kay - b: 01 APR 1952 d: 20 JUN 1953 (buried Burbank Cemetery, Wayne Co, OH)
    2.        Michael A - b: 02 JAN 1955 d: 26 APR 1994 (buried Burbank Cemetery, Wayne Co, OH)
    3.        Patricia Lavone - b: 25 DEC 1956 d: 27 MAY 1957 (buried Burbank Cemetery, Wayne Co, OH)
    4.        Chris - b: 28 MAR 1958
    5.        Mathew - b: 08 NOV 1960
    6.        Bradley - b: 05 DEC 1963
    7.        Arthur - b: 27 FEB 1964


Uncle Vance and Uncle Alvin shared this information with me:   She had five boys. Matt that lives in Youngstown Ohio. Two of the boys lived
with Janice all their lives and are now living with Matt. She had another son that did time in jail in Texas.  Then there is another son that
lives in NYC that Janice said was gay. She had two girls that got a hold of some of her pills and died.  They may have been living in Lodi at
the time. She also had a girl out of wedlock and that is when she and George got a divorce but they continued to live together until he died
and was buried in Burbank Ohio by his family. She continued to receive pension money from George’s pension and lived in Austintown, OH
and never re-married. She was cremated and was put to rest near him.  
PHOTOS
And in Closing
If anyone has any digital pictures or stories
they would share, I would appreciate being
able to add them to the family history.
Janice appears in lots of group family photos through the years. Some of these are found on her Father’s (Zeb Vance Reece)
pages. But here are a few cropped ones that a linked to the full photo.
1936
ca. 1949
ca. 1964
Full picture can be seen by clicking on
this thumbnail.
In it are Janice, Vivian, Alice and Doris
with Lucille's daughter Dee standing up
At the same family picnic
Group photo ca 1959
Fr: Zeb, Vallie, Clifford, Alice
Bk: Lucille,
Janice, Jane, Vivian, Nellie, Alvin
Janice Marie Reece Emerson died on March 6, 2015 and was cremated and inurned with her husband, George, in Burbank OH.  Matthew
W. Conley Funeral Home provided the services.  I looked on findagrave.com and could not locate her or George’s memorials. I put in a
request on Find a grave.com and got a message today that the person was unable to locate any memorial for either of these two folks. Sad.


I did locate listings for their three children who died young(links above); as well as George’s parents’ (George Henry and Dorothy Lavonne
Keener) resting place.
http://www.conleyfh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=642145 was the only online mention of her passing that I could find.

I felt it was important that these two be remembered.  So in addition to this article, I created a Findagrave memorial for both Janice
https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=182606750

and George
https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=182607416


I have fond memories of her as a very colorful character, especially her job as a go-go dancer and coming to her mom’s funeral in a short
black cocktail dress. She is mentioned on the Conley funeral home page as an advocate for those fighting addiction.