RISING SUN, Md. – Janice Marie (Forsythe) Gardner, 81, of Rising Sun, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Upper Chesapeake Hospital, Bel Air, Md., surrounded by her loving family.
Born Sept. 3, 1932, in Eddington, Janice was the daughter of the late Margaret (Costello) Forsythe, and James L. Forsythe. Janice was a faithful member of the Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene, Colora, Md., an avid reader, and a loving mother and grandmother.
Janice is survived by her daughter, Marie E. Gardner of Ellsworth; and her two sons, Bill Gardner and wife Kim, and Jim Gardner, both of Rising Sun, Md. Janice also leaves behind seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Janice was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, William “Bill” M. Gardner in 1994; and her youngest son, David Gardner in 2009.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene, Colora, MD in care of Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Perryville, MD 21903-0766.
A memorial service is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., Perryville, Md. The Rev. Richard A. Moore of the Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene will officiate.