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Janice Ann (Bender) Whitby  

Janice Ann (Bender) Whitby

June 17, 1953 – July 20, 2014

Janice Ann (Bender) Whitby, age 61, of Laurel, DE, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on June 17, 1953, Janice was the daughter of the late James Bender and Dorothy Bailey Bender. She devoted her life to caring for her beloved family and was an exceptional homemaker and mother.

In her leisure time, Janice enjoyed playing bingo and visiting local yard sales. She was an avid animal lover and adored her faithful canine companion, “Taz.” Above all else, Janice cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Whitby, Sr. Janice is survived by her children, John W. Whitby, Jr., Mike Whitby, Wayne Whitby (Annette) and Jim Whitby (Jessica); sister-in-law, Sharon Halter; 16 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. James Whitby, August 7, 2014

    Strongest woman I’ve ever known was you mom and I’ll never forget you or what you taught me over the coarse of my life and what you’ve done for me and my family … Love you may you rest in peace with dad now in heaven …

  2. Cheryl Wheeler, August 10, 2014

    So very sorry for your loss. Jan was my aunt and because she was just two years older than me, we were more like very close cousins. She will be missed by many.

  3. Perla Halter Ivey, August 12, 2014

    Sorry for you loss

  4. Susan Maxwell Jarrell, August 13, 2014

    My heart and prayers are with you today. Although I live far away, all of my Whitby family is loved and thought of often. I know that Sharon rejoices to be back with John as she could not be happy here without him. Love to you all.

  5. Kelsey Whitby, August 19, 2014

    Mommom I miss you so much I wish this wasn’t true, I love you Mommom and I’ll see you again !! Tell poppop I love an miss him toooo!!


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