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Janis Dolores Wetherbee

June 7, 1946 — September 28, 2021

Janis Dolores Wetherbee

Janis Dolores (Yager) Wetherbee, of Kalamazoo, Michigan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the age of 75. She was born on June 7, 1946 in Dearborn, Michigan. The daughter of Ralph Orville Yager and Helena DeLoris (Frederick) Yager. Janis (Jan) was most recently married to Raymond Clark Wetherbee who preceded her death in 2019. Jan earned a degree in Mathematics from Wayne State University. She was the owner of a travel agency in Kalamazoo and enjoyed helping others in planning their travel adventure vacations. As a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, she had a passion for both domestic and international travel. She loved traveling with her family and as the kids grew, guiding them in their own travel plans. The grandchildren, nieces and nephews especially remember the great theme park adventures and the picture book memories she would later create for them to treasure. Jan loved children and creating all forms of arts, crafts and ceramics, especially scrapbooking with them. Jan developed a passion for genealogy as a hobby. Later in life, she became an expert genealogist and enjoyed helping other families document their own generational stories and history. As a person who liked to be productive, she always had a knitter's needle in hand making gifts for others along with her circle of knitting friends. Jan will be missed by her family and friends. In memory of Jan, please donate to the American Red Cross, as she was a lifelong supporter. While visiting Janis' tribute page, please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with her family. The family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. (269) 679-5622.
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