OBITUARY: Janice Demel

Janice L Demel, 71, died Oct. 25, 2022, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. She was born Dec. 26, 1950, in Sanger, Calif., to Ray, Sr. and Mildred (Cornelius) Brown. On April 16, 1983, she married Vernon Demel in Newton.

Janice attended St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Parishes in Newton and McPherson. She was currently employed as an LPN at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. Janice has practiced nursing for over 20 years and was a member of the nurses association.

She greatly enjoyed shopping and garage sales. She also had a love for animals. Her greatest joy in life was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She especially enjoyed keeping up with her grandkids’ activities.

She is survived by her husband Vernon; son Jeff Scott; daughter Katherine Hauck; grandchildren Brianna, Trisha, Kaylee, Lane, Andrew, McKayla; great-grandchildren Alexander, Ayanna, Isabela, Christian, Addilline, Veyron, Mason, Emmitt and Axel; brothers Ray and George Brown and sister Kathleen Schmidt. She also is survived by extended family, Anna Mikat.

Janice is preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton with The Reverend Andrew Bergkamp, Celebrant. Recitation of the Rosary was at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov 2, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends until 8 p.m., following the Rosary. Private family interment will be in the Brainerd Cemetery near Whitewater.

Memorial may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society and left with Petersen Funeral Home.


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