She was born July 17, 1959 in Gideon, Mo. to Orval and Shirley Midkiff Deweese.
She and Gene Garris were married September 4, 1993 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He preceded her in death March 18, 2011.
Janie attended Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville, Arkansas. She was a registered nurse and worked at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for 23 years before retiring.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.
Mother - Shirley Deweese, Gideon, Mo.; Step Son - Joseph Garris, Waterloo, Ill.; Step Daughter - Jennifer Garris, Columbia, Ill.; Sister - Stacy (Don) Whitfield, Kennett, Mo.; Sister - Regina Schaffer, Malden, Mo.; Grandchild - Hannah Garris; Niece - Kelsey Whitfield; Niece - Jillian Schaffer ; Nephew - Dalton Whitfield; Nephew - Zachary Schaffer
She was preceded in death by her father, husband, grandmother Carie Berry and brother-in-law Noel Schaffer.
Visitation was Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral will be Monday, April 16, 2012 at the chapel with Dr. Shawn Wasson officiating.
Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis at 1:45 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Memorial contributions may be given to A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com. Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.