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1945 Janice 2023

Janice Walton

July 31, 1945 — June 22, 2023



Janice Walton, age 77, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 4:30 am Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Pin Oaks Living Center.


Visitation celebrating Janice will be held at 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm Tuesday June 27, 2023 at the Waters Funeral Home.  A private graveside service will be at the Farber Cemetery immediately following the visitation.


Janice was born on July 31, 1945, in Mexico Mo, the daughter of Lloyd and Iola (Potter) Johnson. She lived most of her life in Vandalia.


Survivors include one Son, Scott (Tracy) Walton of Vandalia, two Daughters; Krystal (George) Shaw of Vandalia and Tabatha Walton of Fulton, Sister-in-Law, Lorraine Johnson of Utah. Grandchildren; Lauren Shelton, Brook Jackson and Colby Walton, Great - Granddaughter Amelia Shelton. Good friends, Linda Livers and Renee and Merle James.


She was preceded in death by her parents and Brothers, Lloyd “Junior” Johnson, Gene Johnson and Bob Johnson.


 Janice worked as a Supervisor at Target Aluminum until poor health forced her to retire. She previously held positions at Harbison Walker and Legoons garment factory. She also worked as a waitress at Verdella’s restaurant and catering.


Janice was a member of the Vandalia Fair Board for several years. She enjoyed managing the beer garden in the late 80s and early 90s. Friends and family always volunteered to assist. She often enlisted the help of her son’s friends and military buddies to serve beer and keep the peace which made for a fun atmosphere during fair week.


Janice loved to bowl and did so on league and in tournaments for many years. She enjoyed fishing and being near water even though she never learned to swim. She loved playing and coaching softball for her kids' teams, as well as many adult slow pitch teams. She was a very competitive card player often engaging in rowdy games of Pitch and Spades with her family and friends. She enjoyed occasionally going to the "boat" and playing the slots.   She adored spending time with her family and grandchildren.


Honorary Pallbearers are Linda Livers, Merle and Renee James, all of her nieces and nephews.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Vandalia Fair Board, in care of Waters Funeral Home.


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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

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