Janice (West) Denton


Janice (West) Denton, 76, passed away at Columbus Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

She was born August 15, 1941, in Powell County, Kentucky, the daughter of Lawrence West and Jennie (Summer) West Cox.

She is survived by her husband, James E. “Jim” Denton and they were married 56 years.

She graduated from Kings Mills High School of Kings Mills, Ohio, in 1959.

She was employed for several years in a variety of jobs, including serving as a school secretary, doing clerical work, serving as a receptionist, and other administrative positions.

She served as a volunteer with Stonecroft Ministries for nearly 30 years, and the leadership role took her across the state of Indiana and the southern part of Ohio.

She enjoyed family vacations at the beach.

For several years she arranged for all of the sisters of her mother, herself and many female cousins to spend a week at Charleston, South Carolina. Those were treasured times.

Janice was a great family leader and a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt.

She was a member of Columbus Free Methodist Church. Her family and friends will always remember her as a kind and caring Christian who put God and family above all else.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Castle officiating. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Cancer Center at Columbus Regional Hospital.

In addition to her husband, Janice is survived by her brother, Darrel “Slick” West and companion, Melissa Cooper; sisters, Elma (Frank) Moss, Arlene (Greg) Jones and Charlotte (Mark) New; stepbrother, Dave (Mary) Cox; nieces and nephews, Mark (April) Whitecotton, Chad (Ann) Whitecotton, Jay (Angie) West, Jody Thomas, Jamey (Misty) West, Mindy (Ted) Bowling, Misty (Matt) McCarty, Kiley (Casey) Brooks, David (Valerie) Cox and Kimberly Cox Watley; along with her extended families in Ohio.

She was preceded by her parents; brothers, Warren, Wayne and Michael West; stepfather, Merle Cox; and nephews, Darby Myers and Jeremy Thomas.

Information: www.jewellrittman.com.