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Janice Lampshire - December 02, 2012


Janice “Jan” Lorraine Lampshire, age 73, of Lincoln, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her home in Lincoln.
Janice, the daughter of Walter and Hazel (Carlson) Carlson, was born in Benedict on Aug. 22, 1939.
She grew up in Polk and attended Polk Elementary and graduated from Polk High School. While in high school Jan was a baton twirler, played Elvis in the school play, sang in Triple Trio and played saxophone in the band.
She worked at the Polk Movie Theatre and as the office manager for Dr. Blodig in Osceola.
Jan enjoyed a beautiful marriage to Merlyn Lampshire for 53 years. They were married on Aug. 2, 1959, in Polk. They lived in Aurora for the first three years of their marriage. In 1962 they moved to Holdrege and later to Minden in 1979.
She belonged to First Christian Church, when they lived in Aurora; the First Baptist Church while living in Holdrege and the First United Methodist Church in Minden.
Jan owned a small business called Tiny Treasures, where she made Santas and other craft items. Jan served as State Secretary for the JCs and was a volunteer at the Holdrege hospital gift shop. They moved to Lincoln 13 years ago to be closer to their children.
Jan enjoyed animals, gardening, sewing and refinishing furniture. She also loved camping and boating with her family.
She was a member of the Square Dance Club in Minden and the local Garden Club.
Those who remain to cherish her memory are her husband, Merlyn, of Lincoln; sister, Corinne Adelson of Polk; daughters, Debra Lampshire of Omaha and Stacey Lampshire Haney and husband, Chad Haney of Lincoln; son, Mike Lampshire and wife, Becky Lampshire of Eau Claire, Wis.; grandchildren, Camden and Braden Haney of Lincoln and Aaron, Evan and Quinn Lampshire of Eau Claire, Wis.
A celebration of life service was held Dec. 7 at the First Christian Church in Aurora with the Rev. Merwyn Davidson officiating.
Interment was at the Aurora Cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Higby-McQuiston Mortuary of Aurora was in charge of arrangements.