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Janice Jackson

March 22, 1937 — January 23, 2022

Janice Ann Jackson, 84 of Alexandria died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Community North Hospital, Indianapolis after an extended illness.

Jan was born in Evansville on Mar. 22, 1937 and was the daughter of James and Stella (Shoulder) Mattingly. On Jan. 13, 1977, she married Norm Jackson.

Jan was a member of the Church of St. Mary’s in Alexandria, she had been a 4-H leader for over 25 years, the Alexandria Women Service Club and the Friends Home Extension Club, Elwood.

Her family always refereed to Jan as a ray of sunshine. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing, playing cards and gardening as Jan would say “playing in the dirt”. Jan was a loving wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Left to carry on her legacy of love is husband of 45 years, Norm Jackson, her children; Don (Misty) Vanhooser, Cindy (Terry) Rosenbarger, Lindy (Rusty) Miller, Penny Downs, Sheryl (Jeff) Graybill, Krissy (Kevin) Dhonau and Beth (Myron Whittkamper) Cowles; her brother, Donald (Sandy Massey) Childers. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Zach (Nicole) Wright, Drake Vanhooser, Eli Vanhooser, Buster Vanhooser, Morgan (Tim) Quick, Jessiy (Kevin) Rosenbarger-Pownall, Patrick (Kristin) Rosenbarger, Mariah (Jeremy) Shearer, Kylie Dhonau, Kelsey Dhonau, Caitlyn (David) Graybill, Hunter Graybill, Cody Graybill, Haley Graybill; great –grandchildren; Rory, River, Townes, Aidan, Everleigh, Dyllan and Hayes and special friends; Maryjane Baker, Fran Williams, Shirley Schwin, Sue Loser, Linda Gatewood, Wilma Chambers, the Lane family and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents LeRoy Childers and sisters, Betty Simpson and Gloria Barkley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Marys, Alexandria with Fr. Martin Sandhage as Celebrant. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts to direct the Madison Co. 4-H Foundation, 3224 Mounds Rd. Anderson, IN 46017 or Madison Co Home Extension, 3424 Mounds Rd., Anderson, IN 46017.

Jan’s family wants to extend a special thank you to her caregivers, Brittney Moore and Dr. Steven Gatewood.

Bud & Susan Whetsel are honored and blessed to care for Jan and to serve the Jackson family.

For additional obituary information and online condolences visit Jan’s tribute page at www.whetselfuneralservice.com.







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