Janice (Jan) Bloomingdale, a dedicated mom and wife, passed away on December 2, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and selflessness. Born on May 7, 1925, in Mansfield, Ohio, Janice's life was one filled with kindness, compassion, and an unwavering faith.
Jan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Oberlin University and had a remarkable career as a chemist at the Food and Drug Administration. Her dedication to ensuring food safety for all was unrivaled. Her meticulous attention to detail and strong work ethic earned her the respect of her colleagues and made a lasting impact on public health.
While Jan's professional achievements were noteworthy, her true joy came from serving others outside the office. Until she was 90 years old, she dedicated her time to delivering meals on wheels to those in need. Jan's commitment to making sure no one went hungry was truly inspiring. Her generous spirit extended beyond meal deliveries. Jan also taught Sunday school at the local church and served as a den mother for the cub scouts. Her nurturing nature shone through as she mentored young minds and instilled important values in them.
As an active mom, Jan always made sure to be present in her children's lives. She supported their endeavors wholeheartedly and provided unwavering love and guidance. Her devotion to her family was paramount and served as a guiding light throughout their lives.
Outside of work and family life, Jan found solace in her hobbies and interests. She had an insatiable thirst for knowledge which led her to spend countless hours immersed in books. Additionally, she loved traveling alongside her beloved husband Earl and close friends.
Janice Bloomingdale was preceded in death by her spouse, Earl Bloomingdale, their son Mark Bloomingdale, and her parents Herbert and Mary Belle Carter. She will be deeply missed by her son John, his partner Mary Ann Dolan and her daughter-in-law Jo Bloomingdale-Conner. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of her grandchildren Bailey Mars, Brendan Bloomingdale, Ryan Bloomingdale, Travis Bloomingdale, and Tessa Parrish. Jan's legacy expands to her great-grandchildren Ryder Mars, Walker Mars, Harper Bloomingdale, and Jude Bloomingdale. Jan will be fondly remembered by many extended family members and friends. We would also like to thank the staff at Lakeview Village Centerpointe Care Center for the care and the love shown to Jan over the last several years.
To honor Janice's life, visitation will be held on December 22, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Overland Park Presbyterian Church located at 7810 W 79th St in Overland Park, KS. The funeral service will take place immediately after the visitation at 11:00 AM in the same location. Following the church service, a graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM at Johnson County Memorial Gardens located at 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Overland Park Presbyterian Church.
Janice Bloomingdale will forever be remembered for her giving nature, caring spirit, and immense love for her family and others. Her legacy serves as a reminder to live life with kindness and compassion. May she rest in eternal peace knowing that she touched the lives of countless individuals with her boundless generosity and unwavering faith.