Janice Arlene Dvorak


    Janice Arlene Dvorak of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Salem, Missouri, was born in Ellinwood, Kansas on December 10, 1940 to Melvin and Doretta (Small) Richardson and passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at the age of 79 years.


    She was married to Joseph Warren Dvorak.
    Janice graduated from the Hallstead Kansas School of Nursing where she earned her RN degree. She then began an accomplished career working as an RN in several locations, including Director of Nursing at Phelps Health and serving as a traveling nurse in various locations. She retired in 2000 due to health concerns.
    She also enjoyed working as an independent sales representative for Mary Kay Cosmetics for many years.
    Among Janice’s personal interests were photography, travel, all things outdoors, quilting, crocheting, needlepoint, knitting and flower gardening – all while continually serving as a nurse.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Doretta Richardson; one son, James Dvorak; and one grandchild.
    She is survived by five children, Joseph Dvorak Jr. of Salem, Missouri, Janelle Worthen of Birchtree, Missouri, Jerry Dvorak of Miami, Oklahoma, Jeffery Dvorak and wife Michele of Rolla, Missouri and Jason Dvorak and wife Nancy of Hiawatha, Kansas; one sister, Virginia “Ginger” Thomas of Ellinwood, Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
    Memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
    Janice’s final resting place will be in the Sterling Cemetery in Sterling, Kansas.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.