Janice Louise Sell

Nov. 21, 1964 – May 10, 2021


Janice Louise Sell, 56, Roaring Spring, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Clearfield, daughter of the late Clarence Owens and Betty (Amon) Owens-Libreatori.

She married Craig Sell on Jan. 5, 1991, in Clearfield.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Karinn Gartmann and husband, Michael, of Roaring Spring; two grandsons, Dax and Holden Gartmann; a brother, Stanley “Butch” Owens and wife, Ressa, of Beech Creek; and a sister, Carole Karchner and husband, Rick, of Clearfield.

Janice attended the Woodbury Church of the Brethren.

She was a 1982 graduate of Clearfield High School, a 1986 graduate of Tocoa Falls Christian College and received her master’s degree in 2017 from Liberty College. She was employed as a behavioral health specialist at Altoona Behavioral Health for the past four years.

Janice enjoyed knitting, wiener dogs, second-hand shopping, Bible study, singing and spending time with her grandsons.

There is no such thing as too much bling. Second-hand stores are always worth the detour. Never trust someone who doesn’t like dogs. Coffee has to have three creams. A fabulous outfit can elevate the worst of days, and if you needed an honest opinion, she was your girl.

Janice loved fiercely all those who were fortunate enough to call her family or friend. Her grandsons were her whole world, her daughter was her pride and joy, and no one ever loved a man more than Janice loved Craig Sell.

Cancer may have shortened her time on this earth, but her life will continue to be lived out through stories of her immeasurable generosity, her infectious wit and sense of humor, and her unapologetic boldness for Christ.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Eden Cemetery, Shawville, with Pastor David Ulm officiating.