Janice Dawes, 79

Janice Elaine Dawes, 79, formerly of rural Wabash, died at 3:20 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Traditions at North Willow in Indianapolis.

She was born April 30, 1939, in Peru, to Earl and Beatrice (Kline) Dunsizer.

Janice was a 1957 graduate of Wabash High School, attended IPFW in Fort Wayne, and was a graduate of the Chicago Alder Institute of Psychology. She married Dean H. Dawes on June 23, 1957. Janice was a homemaker and served in a variety of occupations including fashion retail and Christian counseling.  She was a volunteer and counselor at the Wabash County Jail, and Logansport State Hospital. 

Janice served on the Boards of Directors of the Wabash County March of Dimes, The Nurses Concern for Life, and the Life Center and was a former Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Wabash. She taught at the Wabash County Interdenominational Bible Study, and was the Corresponding Secretary for Womens Aglow Christian Organization. Janice enjoyed international travel and working with missionary outreach programs.

She is survived by her husband, Dean H. Dawes who resides in Indianapolis; three sons, Dan (Angela) Dawes of Noblesville, Doug (Lore) Dawes of Columbus, and Dr. Ken (Lisa) Dawes of Carmel; eight grandchildren, Emily Dawes of London, England, Nick Dawes of St. Louis, Mo., Alexandra (Spencer) Gray of Indianapolis, Kristen (Mike) Weisshaar of Lexington, Ky., Connor Dawes of San Diego, Calif., Madison Dawes of Indianapolis, Brandon Dawes of San Diego, and Avery Dawes of Carmel; two great-grandchildren, Isla and Rooney Gray, both of Indianapolis; and her brother, Stanley Dunsizer of Columbus, Ohio. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Jerry and Steven Dunsizer.

Services will be private to the family. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the All India Mission, 11252 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215.

Condolences may be sent to Dean Dawes, 1703 W. 86th Street, Apt 240, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

The memorial guest book for Janice may be signed at


Posted on 2019 Jan 16