Janice was a wonderful and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed. She leaves her loving family to cherish her memory. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband of 53 years, Donald Lee Perry of Huntersville; daughter, Susan E. Perry-Graham and husband Gene of Cornelius; son, David L Perry of Huntersville; granddaughter, Savanna L Perry of Huntersville; sisters, Carol Ann Gooch of Ballwin, MO, Cyrilla Lee of Topeka,KS; five nephews and two nieces.
She graduated in 1954 from Hayden High, Catholic High School in Topeka. After graduation she was employed at CIT Insurance Co. In 1956, she met her husband who was stationed at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka. After their marriage on October 11, 1958 they moved to Don’s hometown of Martinsville, Ind. In 1971, Don who was employed with the Federal Government and working at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, was transferred to St Louis, Mo.
From 1972 to the early 1980s, Janice was an executive secretary for American Beauty Macaroni. She retired in Chesterfield, Mo., from real estate after 14 years service. Janice was President of the River Valley Garden Club, prior to their 2003 relocation from Chesterfield, Mo., to Huntersville. Don retired in 1989.
Janice was a very active, unselfish and gracious lady. She was an expert seamstress, gardener, decorator, cook, life counselor and enjoyed her family immensely. She did everything with a great passion and precision.
She was a member of Saint Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville, where a Memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be conducted 11:00 am. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 with Msgr. Richard Bellow and Deacon Louis Pais officiating. Burial will be at the Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana at a later date.
The family would like to thank family and friends for your thoughts, prayers and love. A special thank you to the staff of Carolinas Medical Center-Main, cardiovascular Unit of Charlotte and the Levine and Dickson Hospice House of Huntersville for their tender care and kindness.
Memorials may be made to Levine and Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078 or Saint Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Arrangements are in the care of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville NC. Online condolences may be offered at www.raymerfh.com.