Janice R. (Rhamy) Doeden

February 17, 1936 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 84)


Janice R. Doeden, age 84 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.   
She was born on February 17, 1936 to the late Rolla and Grace (Yeager) Rhamy in Defiance, Ohio. In 1984 she married Kenneth Doeden, who preceded her in death in 1998. Janice worked for over 22 years at the Social Security office until her retirement in 1995. She was a faithful, lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She was an avid reader, and she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially attending activities for her grandchildren. Janice dearly loved spoiling her dog, Coal.

Janice will be sadly missed by her daughters, Julia (Dennis) Steele of Defiance, and Susan (Christopher) Clark of Troy, Ohio, and her daughter-in-law, Anita Eis of Perrysburg, Ohio. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy and Steven Eis, and three brothers, John, Larry, and Tom Rhamy.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 pm at Riverside Cemetery, with Rev. David Brobston officiating. Responsible virus protection measures are encouraged.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be given at

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July 3, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc.
529 Jefferson Ave.
Defiance, OH 43512

Graveside Service
July 3, 2020

1:00 PM
Riverside Cemetery
Defiance, OH 43512

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