Janice M. Grubb

Janice Marie Grubb, age 80 of Missouri Valley, Iowa, passed away Monday, October 30, 2023, at home with her family by her side.

Janice was born May 20, 1943, to Raymond and Elizabeth (Papp) Smith in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Janice lived and went to school in Council Bluffs until the eleventh grade. She then moved to California where she graduated high school.  Shortly after graduation she moved back and met Dennis.  The two were married on July 9, 1960.  Durning this union they had one child, Lisa. 

Janice worked a variety of jobs, from telemarketing, retail sales, and a homemaker.  Janice lived life to the fullest, she enjoyed the outdoors, and would go hiking, take motorcycle road trips, and was an avid gardener.

Those left to cherish Janice’s memory is her Husband of 63 years, Dennis, daughter Lisa Smith (Terri), grandson Kyle Smith (Dana Arends), sister Rita Denman, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Janice is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Elizabeth, and her sister Cathy Dennison.

Hennessey Funeral Home will be open until 4:00p.m for anyone who would like to stop in and visit Janice.

In Loving Memory Of

Janice Marie Grubb


May 20, 1943                         Council Bluffs, Iowa

Entered Into Rest

October 30, 2023                 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Graveside Service

1:00p.m Friday, November 3, 2023

Rose Hill Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating                             Matt Zingraf

Final Resting Place

Rose Hill Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa



  • Cherie Brown Posted November 2, 2023 2:06 pm

    Dennis, Lisa, my deepest sympathies at this sad time to all of you and your family. I remember, fondly some great times in the neighborhood with one memory of Jan standing at the end of your driveway at your house in the park, hollering at us kids to be careful as we took off on a bike ride. She was a caring woman, I know she will be missed. Prayers and blessings as you navigate through the days ahead. Cherie Dinsmore-Brown.

  • Michelle Gibson Posted November 2, 2023 4:19 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I worked with Jan for a number of years. We had some good laughs and I enjoyed working with her!!

  • Gary Muell Posted November 3, 2023 7:25 am

    Lisa, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family on the loss of your mother.

  • Travis Baker Posted November 5, 2023 4:45 pm

    Donnie worked with my Uncle Hershel at Safeway May she rest in heaven

  • Travis Baker Posted November 5, 2023 4:46 pm


  • Sally Whitbeck Posted November 9, 2023 8:14 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. We have been friends since her early childhood and have quite a few memories together. My sincere condolences to all of her family, may she Rest in Peace.

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