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Janice Beverly Moomey


September 27, 1939- July 14, 2019

Janice “Jan” Moomey, 79, of Saint Louis, Michigan passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Jan was born September 27, 1939 in Curtis, Michigan, the daughter of Frank and Wyona (Church) Handy. She married Larry Moomey on February 28 of 1958 and together they had 5 children. Throughout her years she lived in the Alma and Saint Louis area where she raised her children, cared for her mother, and loved her grandchildren. She lived for several years in Kenai, Alaska near her children & grandchildren there as well.

She enjoyed spending her day going for a drive or “gallivanting” as she would say which usually consisted of cruising back roads and a stop to visit with friends & family or to share a bite to eat. 

Her home was always a welcome place for family and friends. She was affectionately known to many as “Ma,” “Granny,” or “Aunt Jan”—she treated everyone like family.

Her life was dedicated to caring for her children and grandchildren. They were truly her pride and joy.

She will be remembered for her kind heart and her endlessly gentle soul. She always had time for anyone willing to spend it and her love was unconditional. She will be deeply missed.

Jan is survived by her brother, Jim (Tyrell) Handy of Ithaca, MI, her four children, Brian (Suzanne) Moomey of Barryton, MI, Debra Rodgers (Moomey) of Vestaburg, MI,  Mike (Dawn) Moomey of Vestaburg, MI, and Kevin (Colleen) Moomey of Nikiski, Alaska, 8 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Richard “Dick” Handy, her sister Loyann “Pudge” (Handy) Morford, her stillborn son Baby Boy Moomey, and her great-grandson Jason.

Memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Saint Louis (120 Michigan Ave.)  on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11am-1pm with Pastor Phil Maxwell officiating. There will be a luncheon immediately to follow at the same location.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

Reader Comments (6)

Our hearts are breaking with the loss of this wonderful lady. Aunt Jan was an amazing woman. She was so loving and kind. For all of my cousins, I am so grateful that she was apart of my life, you all are so precious to me and my family. She will be forever loved and missed. Lots of love goes out to Brian & Sue, Deb, Mike & Dawn, Kevin & Colleen. Also my father Jim for his loss. She loved all of you!!! Prayers for you all. All my love forever.
Doug & Lori (Handy) Smith
July 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDoug & Lori Smith
Janice was such a wonderful person, so sorry to hear of her passing away.
So sorry to hear of Janice's passing. Hugs & prayers to all of you. We will be thinking of you as U celebrate her life Sat.
July 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLarry & Suzie White
So sorry for your loss. Aunt jan was the sweetest woman I have ever known. She had a special place in my heart. And will always be there. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time.
July 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Shiffer
I'm so sorry for your loss mike and family deb and family Brian and family. She was a very special woman. She will be greatly missed. May god be with u all on this day. I love u all. My husband and both my children dearly loved her I am so happy she got to meet my youngest granddaughter she loved her so much .
July 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTonya Perkins
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. She was truly a gem and had the most beautiful smile and always a twinkle in her eyes. Prayers for your strength and hugs to you all.💗 Rick & Tish
July 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRick & Tish Mallory

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