Janys Aileen Carney, age 73 of Lowell, went to be with her Savior on Monday, May 4, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Carney; parents, Francis Jay and Hilda Buckley; and step-son, Scott Carney. She is survived by her children, Kim (Mark) Silvis, David Thompson, Robyn Benjamin, Kelli (Matt) Mayer; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom (Kathy) Buckley and Curt Buckley; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jan started sewing at 11 years old and had become a master seamstress. She was always willing to help friends and family whenever she could. She traveled to Swaziland, Africa with her church to serve the Lord and instantly fell in love with the people there, from then on, she was known as “Gogo Jan”. In 1985, she and her husband built “Butterscotch Castle”, a log home in Lowell, MI, for them and their 6 children. After living there for 35 years, they decided to sell the home they loved and moved to a condo in Kentwood. Less than one year later, she had suffered 30 mini strokes from a surgical complication. 3 months after that, she lost the love of her life. Life was never the same for her and while she tried to fight, the heartbreak was ultimately too much for her to handle. Jan was very creative and the life of the party. She loved to cook, sing karaoke and share their beautiful home with those closest to her heart. We take comfort in knowing she is now reunited with Ron and dancing to their song “Could I have this Dance”. Memorial services will be held at a later date.