Janet Norris, 55, of Frankfort, IN, passed away at 4:01 pm Thursday afternoon, October 15th. Janet graduated from Frankfort High School in 1972, swam for Indiana State University and received her B.S. degree in 1976; she received her Master’s degree from Ball State University in 1982. Janet spent 32 years teaching the youth of Clinton County. She has served as a swim instructor at Clinton Central High School and Elementary since 1977 and recently taught Sports Medicine. Janet was the Boy’s and Girl’s Varsity Swim Coach. Janet developed the Flexercise Aquatic classes, conducted the summer swim programs and taught Ladies Exercise Classes. Since 1996, Janet has been a certified AMTA Massage Therapist. Janet’s passion included her missionary work in Calcutta, India with Mother Teresa’s Missionary of Charities. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was honored as the Frankfort Times Citizen of the Year in 2008. Janet loved traveling, photography, hiking, tending her rock garden and reading. Janet belonged to Delta Kappa Gamma professional education sorority.
Visitation and Services
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frankfort, Indiana. Visitation will be Monday, October 19th from 4-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 4 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Janet requests memorials be made to Missionary of Charities or Little Sisters of the Poor (Indianapolis), envelopes will be available.
Janet is survived by her loving family, parents, John and Rose (Donnelly) Norris of Frankfort, brothers, John F. Norris of Frankfort and Perry (Teri) Norris of Loveland, OH, and her special nieces and nephew, Stella, Jack and Maggie.