Janis R. Atkins, Janesville, WI (1928-2015)

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April 15, 2015

February 7, 1928 - April 11, 2015

Janis R. Atkins, age 87, of Janesville, died on April 11, 2015, at her home. She was born in Eau Claire, WI, on Feb. 7, 1928, the daughter of Victor Olaf and Pearl (Johnson) Sherman. Janis married Gerald Atkins, on June 24, 1950, in Eau Claire, WI, and he preceded her in death in 1987. She had worked for many years at the School for the Visually Handicapped, and enjoyed playing in the Senior Center Band.

Janis is survived by her three daughters: Ann Patrice Chandler, Andrea Lynn Atkins, both of Janesville, Beverley Jean (James) Hardee of Florida; three grandchildren: Kathryn (Bill) Wells, Charles Chandler, and Dillon Hardee; a sister, Suzanne Smemo of Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

Private Family interment was held at the MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Agrace Hospice. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

A special thank you to Cori Marsh, Dementia Care Specialist, with ADRC of Rock County and Agrace Hospice for all your wonderful care and support.


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