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Janice Kitchen

November 1, 1948 — January 21, 2016

Janice Kitchen, 67, of Caney, Kansas passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Jane Phillips Hospital, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Janice Kay Patterson was born November 1, 1948, at Caney, Kansas, the second child to Vernon Albert Patterson and Mary Edna (Miller) Patterson. She was raised in the Wayside, Kansas area, attending schools there, graduating Wayside High School in 1966. She attended college at Pittsburg,
Kansas, State College, studying business. On December 31, 1985, at Miami, Oklahoma, Janice married Jerry Kitchen. Janice and Jerry raised their two sons, Jim and Chris, in Caney.

Janice retired from Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, after 34 years service. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, going to Branson after retirement, life in general, her friends and neighbors, but especially spoiling her grandchildren. Janice will be remembered for her kindness, to all she met. She will be truly missed.

She was an avid and active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, serving several terms as Caney President, as District Vice President and President, as well as occupying the position of Kansas State Chaplain for a period. She was a member of the Caney United Methodist Church. She was also an avid local supporter of local veterans organizations and events. Online condolences can be shared at

Survivors blessed by her memories are her husband, Jerry, of the home, sons Jim (and wife Jennifer) of Olathe, KS, and Chris (and wife Cassandra ) of Dearing, KS, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Celebration of Life services are scheduled for 11:00am, Monday, January 25, 2016, at Potts Chapel Funeral Home, Caney, KS, with Pastor Jonathan Schultz, Trinity Lutheran Church, Caney, officiating. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, under the direction of Potts Chapel. The family will greet friends at a visitation service, 2:00 to 4:00pm Sunday, January 24, 2016, at the funeral home. Online condolences can be shared at Family suggests donations to the National Kidney Foundation,, specified in memory of Janice Kitchen.


Potts Chapel Funeral Home
107 N. State St
Caney, KS  67333
Sunday, January 24, 2016
2:00 to 4:00pm



Potts Chapel Funeral Home
107 N. State St
Caney, KS  67333
Monday, January 25, 2016


Sunnyside Cemetery
408 N. Ridgeway
Caney, KS  67333

Memorial Contributions

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY  10016

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