March 5, 1951 ~ March 30, 2021

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: McCordsville, Indiana

Janice Taylor, 70, of McCordsville, passed away of cancer on March 30, 2021. She was born in Indianapolis on March 5, 1951 to parents Thelma Crail and Edward Strum.

Janice was married to James Taylor.  Her children are Tracy Becraft, Tammy Nickels (deceased), Marvin Austin, and Shane Austin.  Her grandchildren are Mark Becraft, Charles Becraft III, Mariah Adair, Brian Smith Jr., Jerry Parker, Shea Austin, Shaine Austin and Jelena Austin.

Janice’s brothers and sisters are Sandy Metcalf, Shirley Steadman, Mike Strum, Vicki Inclenrock, Tom Strum, and Mary Bradley (deceased).

Janice worked in factory business for 37 years and retired in 2016 at the age of 65.  She was a selfless person who loved her kids.  She enjoyed going to casinos for fun. Each year she travelled to Gulf Shores, AL and Arizona for vacation and always got homesick!!!  She will be remembered as having a great sense of humor.


Visitation: April 6, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: April 6, 2021 4:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. She was more than a mother In law to me. More of a mother !!!! I will forever hold her dear to my heart ❤️.

    Your #1. Brian

  3. Jan you were one of the best fun loving gals I ever worked with. Great sense of humor loved by so many you will be missed. Forever in our hearts and prayers 💕🙏

    • Greatest grandmother to walk this earth. There will never be another like you. You were the kind of person to give their last dollar if someone needed it. Gone but never forgotten. ❤️❤️

  4. Jan, you were one of the best and good hearted women I’ve ever had the chance to meet and eventually became family. I’ve always admired the love and respect you always have shown me.and you truly will be missed and held in all our hearts. You can fly high now with no more pain and suffering .untill we meet again my friend.
    Sandy becraft

  5. You will be missed we love you so very much
    You are with the angles you Will never be forgotten we love love Shelby and Jack and rest of family god bless all the family

  6. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your all memories and the celebrations you shared.

  7. Jan always had a smile on her face and an infectious laugh. She will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers and blessings to her family.

  8. I love you Jan life will never be the same with out you….but we will be together again someday…. tell Ronnie i love him and miss him so much.

  9. Janice was so full of life and exceeding kind. I am happy that we were able to reconnect recently. She is at peace now and with Tammy and Mary. Prayers for her family and many friends.

  10. I literally don’t know how to cope without my mom. She was my best friend. She had a heart of gold. I’m so jealous that my mom and my sister are in Heaven without me. I miss them both SO BAD! XOXXOO!!

  11. So….many memories working with Jan at Rytex . I miss you my friend.I hope there’s plenty of casinos in heaven cause I know that’s where your at.Love you…miss you

  12. Definitely want to light a candle for my mother. The best mother there ever was. She loved all of us kids. Burying one of her daughters was the hardest thing she’s ever done. Sure she suffered from cancer but she suffered over my sister’s death more than anything. It was hard for me to comfort her when I was grieving right with her. I felt her pain and she felt mine. I lost my two best friends within 5 months of each other, I have no idea how to move on with my life without them.

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