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Marian "Jan" (Megyese) Woodcox

May 24, 1943 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 78)

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Marian “Jan” Woodcox, 78, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN, surrounded by loved ones.

She was born on May 24, 1943 to the late Stephen E. and Marian W. (Diedrich) Megyese in South Bend, IN, and was a lifelong resident.  Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Dennis A. Woodcox; and two brothers, Stephen and James Megyese.

Jan graduated in 1961 from Riley High School in South Bend.  She retired on September 1, 2014 from the St. Joseph County Auditor’s office in South Bend, IN, after 22 years of employment.  Jan was also employed by Things To Do and St. Joseph Hospital for many years.

On November 17, 1962, as Marian Janice Megyese, she married Dennis A. Woodcox at Faith United Methodist Church in South Bend, IN.  Dennis passed away on February 26, 2005.

Jan is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Danny) Hall of South Bend, IN; son, Mark (Lisa) Woodcox of South Bend, IN; four grandchildren, Daniel D. Hall; Christina (Randy) Hall; Michael (Brianna) Varda; and Brandon (Stacie) Varda; seven great grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Megyese of Maryville, IL; and Thomas (Darlene) Megyese of South Bend, IN.

Jan loved to cook for everyone and give out surprises, such as meals, flowers, and especially her blueberry pies.  She enjoyed mowing the lawn with her John Deere tractor, gardening, crafting, garage sales, shopping, loved collecting her pewter figurines, and absolutely adored her daisies and snowmen.  Jan enjoyed hanging out with friends and family at her house and spending time with her family and grandchildren, especially Daniel.  Jan touched everyone’s lives with her thoughtfulness caring demeanor and her beautiful blue eyes and wonderful smile.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, IN, with Pastor Vickie Van Nevel officiating.  Burial will take place at Southlawn Cemetery, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jan’s family to help defray funeral expenses.

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June 8, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

Funeral Service
June 9, 2021

10:30 AM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628


Southlawn Cemetery
61300 US-31
South Bend, IN 46614

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