Janice “Boots” Beavens

August 22, 2014

Janice “Boots” Beavens 75, of Frankfort, died August 22, 2014 at her home. Born February 27, 1939 in Carroll County. Parents Florence L. Harshman and James Orten Magart. She married Jerald G. Beavens on November 15, 1958 in Carroll County and he survives. Boots was raised in Carroll County, moved to Frankfort in 1952 and was a 1957 graduate of Frankfort High School. She was an office worker for Emerson (Mallory Controls) Appliance for 40 years, retiring in March of 2001. Boots was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed camping, playing games with her grandchildren and attending her grandchildren’s ball games.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Monday, August 25, 2014 from Noon-2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Services will begin at 2 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home. Family inurnment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Husband: Jerald Beavens of Frankfort, Son: Eric (Amber) Beavens of Lafayette, Daughter: Angela (Tim) Newhart of Chalmers, Sister: Doris M. (Bill) Demerly of Logansport, 8 Grandchildren, Todd, Kendra, Jessica, Raelyn, Abbie, Amanda, Allee & Riley and 2 Great Grandchildren, Kennedy & Payton.

Preceded by:

a son, Paul Beavens in 1987, 4 brothers and a sister.


7 Condolences for “Janice “Boots” Beavens”

  1. Jenny (Fuel) Smith August 23, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Eric, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I worked with her at Emerson right before her retirement. She was indeed a wonderful lady.

  2. Ron & Erilda Coleman August 23, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Dearest family,
    Our hearts are deeply saddened & share in your loss of loved one. Our prayers for peace and comfort go heavenward. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you strength. Our cousins on the Harshman side seem to be dwindling. Have had many fun & fond memories over the years at the reunions. Please know you will be in our thoughts. Ron & Erilda – Foley, Alabama

  3. Joanne (Hufford) Moody August 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    To all of Boots family: I graduated with Boots from Frankfort and though I had not see her for a long time I still remember her and am sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers will be with you all during this time of saddness.

  4. Sue Marshall Wright August 24, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I didn’t know Jan was ill. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  5. Butch Huffer August 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Jerald and family:
    So sorry for your loss, our prayers for you.
    Butch and Ezz

  6. Toni Gunyon August 26, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Angie and Eric, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your momma to pieces. If I would have known she passed I would have been there today. Please take care of yourselves and I am so very sorry.

  7. Mike Plumback August 30, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Jerald, Eric & Angie: Some of my fondest memories are of the Beavens household and of your dear mother. I just learned the other day of her passing and regret missing the funeral of your wife and mother. I can still remember vividly coming in the back door of the house walking up the steps to the kitchen with Paul when we would be out and about. Your mom would be there to greet us before she would go out. She always had a great smile and words of wisdom. I often think of my best friend Paul, and now I will be thinking of Boots to. I am happy in the respect that Paul now has his mom to keep him company. Best Regards to you all, Mike

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