Janice Ham

Janice P. Ham, the daughter of George and Vera (Osborn) Hudson, was born June 13, 1935 in Winterset, Iowa and departed this life October 13, 2020 at the Greene Co. Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 85 years and 4 months.

Janice attended school in Winterset and graduated in 1953. After graduation, she worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone. On October 29, 1955, Janice Hudson was united in marriage to Donald Ham at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Winterset. Janice and Don adopted two children into their family, David and Jolene.

During their marriage, Janice and Don lived and worked in many communities. Janice was a bookkeeper at Olson Produce in Manilla, Farner-Bocken in Carroll, Union Trust and Saving Bank in Fort Dodge, Jack Moritz Management in Omaha and Wadsworth & Smith CPA firm in Boise, Idaho for 22 years. She retired in 1997. She was also an instructor for AARP 55 Alive Mature Drivers.

Janice and Don moved to Jefferson in 2000 and were members of Central Christian Church.

Janice liked to draw different subjects and listen to soft older music and religious music. Janice and Don both enjoyed traveling.

Janice is survived by her husband of 65 years, two grandchildren and a half-brother, Steven Reese Igo of Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her two children, David and Jolene Hoisington, parents, step-father Wilbur Igo and a grandson Allen.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 20th, at 10:30 A.M. at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson with Rev. Norman J. Alexander of the Central Christian Church officiating. Recorded songs, “How Great Thou Art” and Amazing Grace” was played. Burial was made in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter.


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  1. Terry Murphy

    I sent you an email, but you probably haven’t had time to read it yet, so I will post here as well.
    I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Janice, Don. Just know I am thinking of you. Had she been ill? I will be praying for you in the days ahead. I enjoyed Janice and her humor and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I know… I so enjoyed getting to know both of you in my banking days and I so appreciate the emails you share. I was just so shocked when my sister called to tell me while we were in the field harvesting corn today! (I forward your emails to her a lot and she just loves them, too!) A bright spot in our day especially this year with COVID and all the terrible things going on in the world!
    Hugs to you Don, you will be in my thoughts and prayers!
    Keep in touch my friend!

    Terry Murphy

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