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Janet McCanse Mundy, 89, of Belton, Missouri, passed away July 20, 2018, at the home of daughter Meg (Mundy) Bell where she’d been residing since the end of May, 2018. Janet was born October 5, 1928, in Port Washington, NY. She grew up in both Mt. Vernon, Missouri, and in the Kansas City area where she graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1945. Janet completed her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management in 1982 with the help of a scholarship from the American Business Women’s Association. She’d spent most of her life working in health care, mainly in Medical Records. She also enjoyed time as a fraternity house mother at Kansas University, Souther Methodist University, and the University of New Mexico. For the past several years, she volunteered in various capacities at Belton Regional Hospital where she earned the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for hours served.
She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Dr. Andrew McCanse, elder brothers Thaddeus McCanse and Dr. Ray McCanse and his wife India (Webb), her parents Bessie (Klein) and Raymond McCanse.
Survivors include daughter Meg Bell and her husband Thad, granddaughter Shannon, sisters-in-law Barbara McCanse and Trudy McCanse, nieces and nephews Dr. Lynn McCanse (Ginny), Vicki Jones (Bill), Betsy Lawrence (Bill), Kitty Spencer (Clay), Thad W. McCanse (Lynda Jochims), Cindy Borgmeyer (Joe), India McCanse, Andrea Denning (Ken), and several great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to her team of caregivers from Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care whom she loved as her family. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate life in a casual setting at the home of Janet’s daughter on July 28 between 2 and 5pm. Burial will occur in Mt. Vernon, MO, the weekend of August 11.