Janet Adkins Pace

Janet Adkins Pace, born in Kansas City, MO December 20, 1956, peacefully passed on July 12,
2017 at the age of 60 after a valiant battle against cancer.

She is survived by her mother Janet Hunsaker Colt; son Jon Pace and wife Jennifer along with
grandchildren Hunter, Kaylee and Zachary Pace; fiancé Dave Nichols; brother Stephen Covell
(Robin); and sister Karen Adkins Stolfus (Kenne). She was preceded in death by her father
Edward Adkins, husband Steven Pace and son Shawn Pace.

A 1975 Raytown High School graduate, Janet lived in the Kansas City area her entire life. Janet
was known for her engaging smile, love of life and laughter, and the ability to make every
moment count. Janet enjoyed being outdoors, spending much of her time camping and

In addition to being a devoted mother, Janet was a loyal friend, daughter and sister. Admired
for her determination, reputation for honesty, and a witty sense of humor, her character
endures her passing and leaves a lasting impression on those who loved her. The comedian
amongst her family and friends, Janet created many memories that will continue to be the
laugh of the party.

The services to celebrate Janet’s life will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. at Heartland Cremation in Raytown, Missouri.


  1. Herb and Kay Welch on July 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    My heart goes out to you and the family!

  2. Kathy on July 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Their are so many wonderful words I have for Janet. She shined always. A genuine good person. My condolences to all her family. A wonderful person life cut short. RIP Janet, I loved you dearly…

  3. Sandy Reichert on July 15, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I’m so very sorry. My heart hurts for you & your family. Thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.

  4. Ellen Cleland on July 15, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Janet I will miss you so much. Prayers to your family and friends. Does not seem possible.

  5. Rick and Debbie Crowdis on July 15, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you, Donna and your family.

  6. Kimberly Salm Cantrell on July 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I’m in shock, still can’t believe it. Prayers to you and family. God Bless!

  7. Athena Lipari on July 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Janet And Donna, Please Except My Sincere Condolences. Ive Been Thinking Of You. (((Hugs))) May Janet Lynne Fly With The Angels!

  8. Stacey Eichmann on July 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Your family is dear to my heart and we have fun memories of Janet! You are all in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.

  9. Doug McNulty on July 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Janet and I arrived at Freightquote the same time every workday, and parked next to each other…walked in together. I’ve been missing her for a year now as she fought cancer. The last time I saw and spoke with her was Friday June 30th. Thank you God for that 90 minutes!!

  10. Teresa Phillips on July 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Sending prayers and hugs to all that loved Janet. One of the things that I admired about Janet was that she was person that listened. You could talk to her and see that she had compassion. Then she would give you a hug.
    Rest in Peace Janet

  11. Julie on July 20, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Sending prayers and hugs to all of her family and friends! She was a wonderful person! She was loved by many! My heart goes out to her family! Loving one so young is always hard!

  12. Cindy & Mike O'Hara on July 25, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Janet was a very good long time friend. When I saw her it was just like no time had passed. I deeply saddened by her loss. My thoughts & prayers are with Dave, Jon & Jennifer, Janet, Donna & family. My god give them comfort during this hard time. Watch for blue butterfly’s ?.

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