Janice Marie Mullings Centra, age 70, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in Frederick, Maryland, after a lengthy illness.
Visitation of friends and family will take place Saturday, September 5, 2020 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m at the Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick, Maryland. A short prayer service will follow at 4 pm.
Burial will take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 1215 Park Avenue Extension, Clearfield, Pennsylvania 16830.
Janice was born to Marshall and Josephine Mullings (nee DeHart) on November 10, 1949 in Washington D.C. She spent her youth in Clinton, Mayland where she loved cheerleading, dancing, Elvis and fast cars. She made friends easily and had a loud and energetic laugh that was contagious to all around her. It could be heard across the room!
Janice married Gary Castro and had two daughters Jennifer and Amy. Being a mother was the most important part of her life. Janice had great success as a cosmetologist which provided her the opportunity to socialize and laugh with many people and make new friends. Her energy and constant drive earned her the nickname “Speedy.” She had a great passion and talent for gardening and was always happiest when her hands were in the dirt. Janice raised her children for 12 years in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado before returning to her extended family in Maryland in 1986. As much as she cherished her time in the west, Janice was the happiest when she was surrounded by her large extended family. Janice knew many hardships in her life, but with each one she worked hard and persevered.
After her divorce, she often worked several jobs while caring for her daughters as a single mother. Eventually she married Marcel Centra and they settled in Frederick, Maryland. After a lengthy career with Marriott, Janice enjoyed traveling to spend time with her growing family of children and grandchildren as they settled throughout the country. Janice battled multiple health problems at the end of her life, but she always had a smile and never stopped laughing. When her mobility kept her from traveling, she would call and find ways to uplift and help others around her.
Janice is survived by her husband, Marcel Centra; daughters Jennifer Hattie Hardy (Kim) of Batavia, OH and Amy Jo Johnson (Robert) of Fort Collins, CO; siblings Mary Perrie, Georgia Hall, Wayne Mullings (Jane), Joyce Trimboli (Phil), and Larry Mullings; grandchildren Sariah Campopiano (Mario), Benjamin Hardy, Gary Hardy, Rachel Howard (Tyson), Robby Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Kelbre Johnson, Sofi Johnson, 2 great grandchildren and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Josephine, her brother Harvey, and brother-in-law Richard Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the St. Judes Children’s Hospital or the
Wounded Warriors Project.
Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield is in charge of local arrangements.