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1945 Janice 2023

Janice J. Bare

December 7, 1945 — July 29, 2023

Primghar, Iowa


Janice J. Bare

Primghar, Iowa

            Services for Janice J. Bare, age 77 who passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Accura Healthcare of Milford.  Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 4, 2023, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar with Pastor Barb Dean ~ officiating.

            Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.

            Visitation will be after 8:30 A.M. on Friday, August 4, 2023, with family present from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.







December 7, 1945

St. Joseph, Missouri


July 29, 2023

Milford, Iowa



10:30 A.M. Friday, August 4, 2023

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa

Pastor Barb Dean ~ Officiating



“Amazing Love”

“I Can Only Imagine”

Sung by:  Mark Feauto



Aaron Richards                                Adam Richards

Tanner Logan                                        Isaac Brichta

Austin Bare                                         Brittany Ibsen



Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Primghar, Iowa


The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, and would also extend appreciation for your attendance, cards, and or flowers and gifts.


Arrangements are under the care of the

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.


Janice Jean Bare was born on December 7, 1945, to Fred and Emma (Ryan) Smith in St. Joseph, Missouri.  She grew up in Missouri where she attended school in Savanah. 

     Janice later met her husband, Larry, and the two of them united in marriage on November 10, 1970, together they had two children, Shelley, and Troy, who were welcomed by their older sister, Kristie.

     Janice and Larry moved to Primghar, Iowa in 1978, where they called home.  Janice enjoyed fishing the river and the lakes with her family and friends.  35 years ago on July 26th, Janice found a 12-step program that changed the direction of her life, and her family’s life.  She became very active in that program and made many new friends.  She taught all of her kids and grandchildren how to swim, but when fall and winter rolled around, you would find her planning her days around when the Kansas City Chiefs were playing.  She enjoyed calling and talking to her family on game days about what the Chiefs were or were not doing right.

     Janice’s greatest joys in life were her grand kids, and great grand kids.  She would travel all over to watch them participate in sports, or just to spend the day with them.  She would have family over as often as she could and wasn’t going to miss out on any of the gatherings.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Emma Smith, her husband, Larry Bare, son, Troy Bare, sister, Louise Miller, and brother Bub Smith.

     Janice is survived by her daughters, Kristina (Tom) Richards of Carrollton, Missouri, Shelley (Tom) Steffens of Spirit Lake, Iowa and sister, Lois Bundy of St. Joseph, Missouri; five grandsons, Aaron (Kristina) Richards, Adam Richards, Tanner (Brittany) Logan, Austin Bare, and Isaac Brichta; three great grandchildren, Adalynn Richards, Oliver Bare, Lana Logan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, August 4, 2023

8:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Homes - Primghar

415 South Hayes Avenue, Primghar, IA 51245

Family Present From 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 4, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Homes - Primghar

415 South Hayes Avenue, Primghar, IA 51245

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