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Janice Kay (Garringer) Chamberlin

September 26, 1939 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Janice Kay Chamberlin went home to her maker on Sunday, November 20, 2022. She was born on September 26 in the year 1939 to Donald Garringer and Marjorie Garringer. She is survived by her brothers David and Matthew McAllister as well as her children Erin Chamberlin, Renee Dougherty, Brian Chamberlin and Eric Chamberlin, 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1957. Janice received a scholarship to Herron School of Art; however, she chose to raise her family after finding helping her single mother with her siblings so rewarding. She was always a glass full type of person and encouraged her children in the belief that they could accomplish anything to which they set their minds. One summer in helping her twin sister, Janice cared for her 6 nieces and nephews in addition to her 5 children, resulting in 11 children under age 12 in one three-bedroom home. She always said the most difficult part was keeping track of 22 shoes. Janice worked for AT&T for approximately 30 years, retiring in 1997. She was active in volunteer organizations, most notably the Indiana Chapter of Jayshees. She devoted many hours to assisting in designing and completing the scenic backdrops for several years for the Junior Miss USA Pageants. Janice is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Elvan Cecil. Also, her mother Marjorie, twin sister Joyce Piersall, brother Mark Garringer, daughter Mary Howe, two grandchildren, Haley Snyder and Holly Howe and son-in-law Dan Dougherty. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Todd M. Goodson,  Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 South Meridian Street, Greenwood, Indiana with calling from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley. In lieu of flowers or gifts to the family we respectfully ask you to donate to the charity of your choice. Final arrangements by Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. www.singletonmortuary.com

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