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Janice A. Corwin

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:25 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:04 p.m. CST

Janice A. Corwin, 77, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.

She was born March 17, 1937, in Cedar Falls, the daughter of Forrest and Nellie Rawdon Corwin. She graduated from New Hartford High School in 1955, and attended Upper Iowa University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in 1959. She worked at Newton YMCA, Jasper County Department of Social Service and then as juvenile court officer for the 5th Judicial District of Iowa, retiring in 1997. Janice loved traveling, fishing, feeding the birds and squirrels and tending her garden, especially sharing and receiving vegetables from neighbors. She was an avid reader and huge Iowa Hawkeye basketball fan. She loved wood carving and sharing her beautiful work with neighbors, family and friends.

Janice is survived by her uncle and aunt, Daniel and Jean Rawdon of New Hartford; many cousins; her Newton family, Doug, Patty and Matthew Thoma; special Newton neighbors; many friends; and her loving dog, Bindy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and dear friend, Minnie (Jo) McClelland.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at New Hartford United Methodist Church, 406 Oneida St., with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Service, 615 Main St., Cedar Falls, and also for one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church or Jasper County Animal Rescue League at 5411 Liberty Ave, Newton, IA 50208.

Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com. 

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