Janice L. (Smith) Bailey, 72, passed peacefully into the next life on February 3rd, 2018. Janice moved to Lake Waukomis in the KC Northland with her family after living through the Ruskin Heights tornado of 1957. Janice graduated from Park Hill High School in 1963. Janice is survived by her daughter Dena (Brad) Shelton and son Anthony (Rebecca) Avery, two grandchildren, Isabella and Nicholas Avery, a sister Christi (Ron) Abner, a nephew Jonah Smith and cousins and friends too numerous to name. Janice was preceded in death by her parents Leonard N. and Vivian L. (Guorroto) Smith, siblings Dennis Michael Smith, Judith Hope Hogan and Anthony Craig Smith. Janice retired from NKC Hospital after 25 fun-filled years and occupied her time with her kids, grandkids and her cats that she loved so much. Janice didn’t know a stranger and was a loving and selfless, daughter, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother (lovingly known as “Ludlen” by her two grandkids). She was loved by all who knew her and will be terribly missed. Services will be private.
Friend ,Trimble ,Missouri
I am so glad that I had that time with your mom at New Mark. Her infectious smile and the drive that she had makes my job so rewarding. Thank you for sharing her with me for a little while. She was so proud of you all. She spoke highly of her family. My condolences to you and yours.
Cousins ,Leawood. ,Kansas
We are so sorry to learn of Janices passing. Although the family may not know us, We go way back to when her parents were alive. We also remember and thank Janice for visiting our Mother when Mom was in North Kansas City Hospital several times. We were always so grateful for that. We send our condolences to the entire family. Love, Cousins Jerry and Liz Baker