Killion was born Janice O. Strubhart on March 25, 1936, in LaHarpe.
She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Secondary Education. She taught for many years in the Topeka and Salina schools, retiring in 2002.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Frances Cunningham Strubhart and Oliver E. Strubhart.
She married James C. Killion on Sept. 6, 1957, in Chanute. He currently resides in Olathe.
Other survivors include a son, Mike Killion and wife, Maura, Topeka; a daughter, Mindy Killion, Olathe, and four grandchildren, Claire Clarke and husband, Derrick, Gainesville, Fla., Iain and Nina Killion. Topeka, Chase Killion, Olathe.
A private family service is planned for a later date in Olathe.
Memorials may be made to the Sturge-Weber Foundation (www.sturge-weber.org) or Angel Covers (www.angelcovers.org). To leave a special message for the family please visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com