Janice Carole Douglas Giltner, 78, of Brookport, moved into her mansion on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
Janice was a life-long member of Waldo Baptist Church in Massac County, serving at one time as secretary. She also served in the nursery, Bible school, the meal ministry, WMU and as a deacon's wife.
Janice worked at Brookport National Bank as a bookkeeper until retiring in 1973 to take care of her children and family. In 1996, she came out of retirement and served as a receptionist at the office of Dr. Kyle W. Heine DMD, retiring at the age of 70 in 2010.
Janice will always be known and loved as a Godly woman and a prayer warrior who loved and served God and her family whole-heartedly. "It's all for His glory."
Survivors include her brother, Lyle "Stub" Douglas and wife Marjorie of Louisville, Kentucky; two biological children, Donald Ray Giltner and wife Kila and Jana Marie Jeffords and husband Charles "Chuck;" two nieces, she loved as her own, Danita Douglas Harris and Dalena Douglas Doolin and husband Kenny; four grandchildren, Quaid Adams and wife Lendsey, Kagney Adams, Katie Jeffords and Charles "Charlie" Jeffords, all of Brookport; a great-niece and great-nephew she loved as grandchildren, Ashley Harris Frey and husband Brandon of Highland and Blake Harris of Brookport; four great-grandchildren, Arieonna Peebles, Kendrea Peebles, Harper Adams and Tyler Adams, all of Brookport; a great-great-nephew she loved as a great-great grandson, Porter Frey of Highland; a sister-in-law, Nancy Douglas of Brookport; a brother-in-law, Ira L. GIltner and wife Hazel of Brookport; one sister-in-law, Madge Holly of Landrum, South Carolina; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Paul and Katie Faughn Douglas; one brother, Charles Leary Douglas; an infant brother, David Neal Douglas; and her husband of 37 years, Don Giltner.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Waldo Baptist Church with Rev. Jack D. Russell officiating.
Burial followed at Mt. Sterling Cemetery in Brookport. Pallbearers were her nephews, Ronald Douglas, Tod Douglas, James Douglas, Jake Douglas, Richard Douglas and Blake Harris. Honorary pallbearers were Douglas "Doug" Harris and Kenneth Doolin.
Donations may be given in Janice's name to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002; or Waldo Baptist Church, 6970 Waldo Church Rd., Metropolis, IL 62960.
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.