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Janice Rue Stephens , 65, of Columbia passed January 10, 2016. Jan was born on May 28, 1950 in St. Louis, MO to Robert and Wilma (Waldron) Ellrich. A celebration of life will occur at a later date. Jan was passionate about her family, always putting them first. Jan worked in sales at Special T Medals for 32 years. Being the founder of the Mid-Missouri Special Olympics agency, she was an avid Special Olympics coach (National Games Coach), key volunteer, and fan. In 2008, she was the Special Olympics State Headquarters Volunteer of the Year. She is survived by her beloved family; husband, Robert; daughter, Terri; son, Larry; sister, Bobbie (Al) Orr; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorials for Janice may be sent to the Special Olympics Central Office; 903 Old 63N, Suite A; Columbia, MO. 65201.
Tom & Jan Peters says
We were so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing & know she will be truly missed. She was always a good friend and devoted wife & mother, who cared deeply for her family. She is in our prayers as is her loving family.
LAURIE RITTER says
SHE WAS A WOUNDERFUL AND CARING PERSON TO GET A LONG WITH. I WILL MISS HER DEARLY. LAURIE RITTER
she was a really great person to be around and a good coach for special Olympics and I will be keeping the rest of her family in my thoughts and prayers