Janice F. Pishny Schwartz, age 86, formerly of Blue Rapids, passed away at her home in Lawrence, on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
A celebration of life will be held between 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Arterra Gallery, 2161 Quail Creek Dr, in Lawrence.
A Graveside Inurnment Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, September 30, 2022, at Fairmont Cemetery, in Blue Rapids.
Jan was born October 2, 1935, to Edward J. and Alice M. (Musil) Pishny. She graduated from Blue Rapids High School in 1953, and the University of Kansas School of Education in 1957. Jan married Robert W. “Bob” Schwartz at the Presbyterian Church in Blue Rapids on September, 2, 1956.
She was a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Lawrence and a longtime member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Blue Rapids. She was the Church organist for many years and served on the altar guild.
Jan’s volunteer/community organizations included: GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs), Friends of the Blue Rapids Public Library, Lawrence Welcome Wagon, and supporting Bob’s role in Rotary International service.
Survivors include her husband Bob Schwartz, her children, Susan Andersen (Mark), Lawrence and Kurt Schwartz (Judy), Pflugerville, Texas. Grandchildren include, Allison Schwartz Rose (Alec), Matthew Schwartz and sister, Carol Gerlach (Paul), Tempe, Arizona.
Preceding Jan in death were her parents and infant brother, Edward J. Pishny, Jr.
Memorials are suggested to the Blue Rapids Public Library or the Lawrence Arboretum and may be sent in care of Christie-Anderes Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.