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Janice May Jester

Janice May Jester, American nurse. Registered Nurse. Named Woman of Year, Business and Professional Women, Kansas City, 1984; recipient J.C. Penney Golden Rule award, 1987.


  • Jester, Janice May was born on January 4, 1941 in Muncie, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Jessie Theodore and Gusta Fern (Bilyeu) Jester.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Nursing, Bethany Hospital School Nursing, Kansas City, 1962.


    • Staff nurse Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, 1962—1965, head nurse, 1965—1970, rehabilitation coordinator, 1970—1974, rehabilitation and enterostomal therapy nurse specialist, since 1974, nurse. Member adjunct faculty University Kansas School Nursing, 1980—1992.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse.


    President board Cancer Action, Inc., 1981—1983, advisory council, 1990—1992, board directors, 1974—1990, Hospice Care Mid-America, Kansas City, Missouri, 1980—1986, member medical advisory board, 1986—1991. Board directors United Cancer Council, Inc., 1984. Member national board Make Today Count, since 1986.

    Director children's department Faith Temple Family Worship Center, singer gospel music group. Member of International Association Enterostomal Therapy (board directors 1977-1984, treasurer 1980-1984), World Council Enterostomal Therapy, United Ostomy Association (national board directors 1984-1987, advisor Greater Kansas City chapter 1974-1992, co-founder National Youth Rally, Sam Dubin award 1985).


    • father: Jessie Theodore Jester
    • mother: Gusta Fern (Bilyeu) Jester
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    Born January 4, 1941