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Obituary - Janis M. Ford

Janis M. Ford

Date of Passing: June 6th, 2010

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Janis M. Ford, 75, of Ford Rd., Waterville, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010, with her family by her side, at the Katherine Lutheran Home. She was born August 1, 1934, in Utica, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Allen McLean. She was a graduate of Waterville Central School and attended Skidmore College. On January 5, 1955, in Lansing, MI, she married K. James Ford. Mrs. Ford was a former Sunday school teacher at the First Presbyterian Church of Waterville, den mother for the Paris Hill Cub Scouts and life guard and swimming instructor for the Waterville Central School summer program. She was also a former member of the Waterville Home Bureau and the Waterville PTA. Janis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and was a terrific cook. She is survived by her husband, Jim; four children and their spouses, Ken and Pam Ford of Clinton, Edward and Donna Ford of Waterville, Jeff Ford of Utica and Mary Kay and Kevin Lloyd of Clinton; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Dr. Roderick and Marilyn McLean of Hilton Head, NC, Douglas and Mary McLean of Tampa, FL and Eleanor McLean of New Hartford; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew Ford, John and Jill Ford, Jamie and Theresa Ford, Kristy and Rob Cowles, Nicholas and Rachael Ford, Colleen Ford, Amy Lloyd and Tammy Lloyd; nine great-grandchildren, Valorie, Allyson, Olivia, Peyton, AJ, Kylee, Madison, Spencer and Ava; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Bruce McLean. The funeral will be Thursday morning at 10 at Three Steeples United Church, on the green at Paris Hill, with Pastor Ed Townsend officiating. Interment will be in Waterville Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday evening from 5-8 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Bryant Wing at the Katherine Lutheran Home for all their wonderful care and compassion shown to Janis over the years.


Dear Ford and McLean families. We were so sad to learn of Janis' passing in the Waterville Times we just received. We are sorry we have lost touch with your families, but we certainly have thought of you often. Sorry we couldn't be there to pay our respects in person, but nonetheless send our heartfelt sympathies. The Allens and the McLeans go back a lot of years with many great memories. With our love to you all. Laura, Joel and Karrie Allen Hudson, NY
Laura, Joel, and Karrie Allen

I know that Marcia and Vinnie Ford, as well as Timmy, would have wonderful things to say about Janis - so I am just passing on their thoughts from Heaven, and, you know, Janis, that they will all be there waiting for you with open arms!! XOXOXO
marcia & vinnie ford

So sorry to hear about Janis - but you all can know she is in a better place, feeling great, and watching over you. I will never forget the night Janis & Jim, Marcia & Vinnie, and Ed & I were at that little bar in Wilton Manors, FL and befriended a guy "all alone". He brushed Janis' leg under the booth as he pilfered her purse, stealing her wallet containing money and their airline tickets, then took off when she said something. Little did he know who he was dealing with, as Jim, Vinnie & Ed took off running after him as we called the police. Needless to say, the three were better runners ! After much ado at the police station (the wallet was thrown into a mailbox) - we went out to breakfast. As we all excitedly jabbered about the event, drinking coffee, Janis has a "full course farmer's breakfast" - the trim thing that she was! Such a pretty lady. Rest, dear Janis, and know you were loved by all. Anne

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of great loss. So sorry.
Helen and Larry Snow

Mary sorry about loss
don broccoli

We were very sorry to hear about our classmate passing 'class of 52' Mary S.
Bob and Mary Striegel Hill