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Janice G. Wickham Novak

Janice G. Wickham Novak, age 74 of Ava, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Southeastern Med Hospital in Cambridge, Ohio. She was born April 7, 1946 in Marietta, Ohio, a daughter of the late Herbert and Clarice Everly Wickham.

She loved spending time with her great-grandchildren and car rides around Marietta with her companion.  She also loved flowers, especially daisies which were her favorite.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Paul M. Novak whom she married April 14, 1964 and who passed away February 22, 2010; an infant child; two brothers, Everett and Donald Wickham.

Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Denise (Steve) Nau of Byesville, Ohio and Cynthia (Eric) Schoeppner of Kimbolton, Ohio; her companion Jeff Anderson; sisters Hilda Glass and Twila Farber; brothers Elmer (Cheryl) Wickham and Larry (Marsha) Wickham; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Janice was loved and will be missed by so many.

Cremation will be observed with no additional services held at this time. Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family. Please join us in remembering Janice by visiting her memorial at

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