Janice E. Sample, 84, of rural Geneseo, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at her home. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter will officiate. A visitation will be two hours (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Janice Sample Memorial Fund. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded.

Janice E. Sample, 84, of rural Geneseo, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at her home. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter will officiate. A visitation will be two hours (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Janice Sample Memorial Fund. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded.

Janice was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Rock Island, the daughter of Oliver Gordon and Loretta Iverson. She graduated from the Moline Lutheran School of Nursing. Jan was united in marriage to James Frank Sample on Sept. 4, 1954, in Rock Island. Frank preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2014. She worked as a nurse for a few years and later assisted her husband with farming. Together, Jan and Frank founded Samples Photography. They owned and operated their business together for 40 years. Jan was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and had been attending First United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. She enjoyed doing yard work, flower gardening, and working on her home.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Daniel Sample, of Geneseo; and Doug (Becky) Sample, of Davenport, Iowa; the six foster children that she and Frank helped raise; and her sister, Carole Appelquist, of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Loretta; and by her husband, James Frank Sample.