(nee Whittaker) age 85, of Solon, passed away on January 6. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Hugh A. Edwards, on January 3; loving mother of William (Mark Fiorilli), Ann (David) Greisl, Joseph (Denise), Susan (Frank) Arsena, Hugh, Kevin (Jane) and Colleen (Tony) Valocchi; dearest grandmother of 16 and great grandmother, “GG,” of 10; dear sister of Jeanne Payne, Lois Strezzi, Thomas Robert, and James (all deceased). Janice, known lovingly as “Tootsie,” was small in stature but her strength was the foundation on which our family was built. Her humble, unassuming nature and gentle heart engendered compassion and forgiveness in others. Friends received at the ST. JOHN FUNERAL HOME, 16381 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (RT 306), CHAGRIN FALLS, 44023 (2.5 MILES NORTH OF RT. 422), WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 FROM 3 – 8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, January 9 at Church of the Resurrection, 32001 Cannon Rd., Solon at 11 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Burial Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg. Although flowers are appreciated, the family suggests contributions to the Bainbridge Twp. Food Pantry or Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc., 5623 New Milford Rd., Ravenna, OH 44266.