Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Evans Funeral Home

Janice Eleanor Stoops, 74, passed away Jan. 27, 2018, at Landmark Hospital, Columbia, Mo. She was born May 23, 1943, in Salem, Ore., to Ernest and Eleanor (Gibson) Larson.

She grew up in Laurel, Iowa, and graduated from Columbia High School in 1960. Janice married Marvin Stoops on July 3, 1962, and to this union four boys were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, David Stoops; an infant daughter, Judith Ann; and a sister, Therese Lanning.

Janice is survived by her three boys, Christopher Stoops and wife, Brenda, Matthew Stoops and Stanley Stoops, all of Houston, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Earlene Stoops of Houston, Mo.; her twin sister, Judith Ann McClain and husband, Richard, of Versailles, Mo.; three grandchildren, Deven, Marley and Fellicia Stoops; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Adaleigh; and two more on the way.

Janice was a dedicated mother and grandmother, and nothing gave her more joy than her boys and her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, reading, quilting, cooking, her puppies, Sunday car rides, strawberry milkshakes and a piece of pie from a slice of pie.

We will greatly miss her, but she will always remain in our hearts.

Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Shane Nettleton officiating. Burial will be in Mahan Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Deven Stoops, Randy Friend, Eldon Beever, Junior Stoops, Jerry McClain, Kenny Twyman, Chris Stoops, Matthew Stoops and Stanley Stoops.

Memorials may be made to Mahan Cemetery, in lieu of flowers. To send an online condolence to the family, please go to


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