Janice L. Rogers Kunkel, 78, of New Richmond passed away, surrounded by loved ones, at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Whitlock Place of Crawfordsville.
She was born Aug. 7, 1943, at Indianapolis, daughter of the late Boyd O. and Alma Banta Rogers. She married Roger A. Kunkel on Sept. 9, 1962, at Osgood, and he survives.
Janice was a 1961 graduate of Coal Creek Central High School. She then attended Rudea’s School of Beauty Culture in Lafayette and worked as a beautician for several years. She returned to college and earned her LPN at Ivy Tech. She was employed several years at Lane House in Crawfordsville and retired from Dr. Carpenter’s office in Lafayette in 1986.
Janice was a long-time member of the former New Richmond United Methodist Church, where she served as pianist and Sunday School teacher. Currently she was a member of Church of Abundant Faith. She enjoyed playing the piano and being Nana to her family. Janice was a staunch supporter and seldom missed her grandchildren’s sporting events.
Surviving, with her husband Roger, are: two daughters, Lisa (Mark) Bandy of Crawfordsville and Michelle Kunkel of Fishers; three grandchildren, Britta (Eric) Frye, Derek Hampton and Haley Hampton; two great-grandchildren; sister Sally (Keith) Scott of New Richmond; brother R. Max (Beverly) Rogers of Waynetown; two sisters-in-law, Janet Brown of New Richmond and Martha Rogers of Crawfordsville; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents and son Scott in 1989 and brother James Rogers. Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, with funeral services immediately following at 3 p.m., with Pastor John Pettigrew officiating at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Graveside services will follow in New Richmond Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may best be directed to American Lung Association, with envelopes being available at the funeral home.
To sign the guest book or leave a condolence, visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com.