Janice Marie Kaba passed away on Sept. 7, 2018, surrounded by her family, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. at the age of 78.

 She was born on Nov. 1, 1939 in Hays to the late John J. and Regina (Beiker) Jacobs. 

She grew up in Hays and graduated from Girls’ Catholic High School with the Class of 1958. 

On Oct. 1, 1960, she was united in marriage to James Kaba in Antonino, Kansas. They were blessed with three children: Vicki, Kim, and John.

In her earlier years, Janice worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. She was a homemaker while raising her children, and later worked as a teller for First Federal Lincoln Bank in order to help her children through college as that was very important to her. 

She volunteered often for the school and church and worked many years as a cook for the school as well. Janice enjoyed gardening, especially planting flowers and tending to her roses, baking, and having coffee with her friends. She also loved traveling and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Janice is survived by her husband, James Kaba of the home in Plainville; daughters Vicki Becker and husband, Ken, Plainville and Kim Glazner and husband, Bill,  McPherson; son John Kaba and wife, Kelly, Hays; sister Georgine Fisher of Plainville; eight grandchildren Kurtis Scheck and wife, Tara, Piedmont, Okla.; Jessica Korte and husband, Matt, Prairie Village; Rhiannon Weber and husband, Nick, Claflin; Kennis Becker and wife, Kacy, Plainville; Krista Zahorsky and husband, Catlin, Riley; Kassidy Glazner of Chicago, Ill.; Courtney Kaba, Kansas City; and Conner Glazner of McPherson; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding Janice in death are her parents John and Regina Jacobs; sisters Alma Leiker, Vera Milke, Betty Werth, and Joyce Jacobs; and brothers Vernon Jacobs and Harvey Jacobs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart School and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd, Plainville, KS 67663. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.plumeroverlease.com