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Janie Lavelle Humphrey

October 23, 1926 — November 10, 2016

Janie Lavelle Adams Humphrey passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 2:44 in the afternoon in Groesbeck, Texas. She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Janie was born October 23, 1926, at her home in Kosse, where she grew up and resided the majority of her life. Her parents, Jesse and Hattie Adams, had six children: Howard, Rufus, Janie, Betty Ruth, Lytle, and Jimmy. Janie was a Kosse Greyhound graduating from the local high school in 1944. Soon after, she married Loy Humphrey on January 23, 1948, and they began their life together in his hometown of Van, Texas. In 1961, the Humphreys returned to Kosse to raise their family: Robert Loy, Bettijane, and Kimberly Ann. She would tragically lose her only son in the Vietnam War. Making Kosse her permanent home, she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Kosse. Janie used her talents as a seamstress for making clothing, home décor, and lots of costumes for her grandchildren and the community. She had a natural gift for gardening, growing beautiful rose bushes, spectacular passion vines, and big, bright bougainvillea. Without a doubt, the family’s best cook, taking care to make everyone’s favorite dish. Her incomparable Thanksgiving dressing will be missed dearly. Janie was fiercely independent, always living on her own; an avid conversationalist; the toughest woman ever, disciplining all those kids with peach switches; resourceful, delivering the Waco paper well into her 70s; courageous, unafraid to kill any snake that slithers in her way; dependable, and most importantly, she was a caregiver—to one husband, three children, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and one great, great grandson. Janie was present in all of their lives—a very involved matriarch. Many a fun nights were spent at grandmother’s house. Janie is preceded in death by her parents, her son, Robert (Bob), her husband, Loy, two brothers, Howard and Rufus, and her sisters, Lytle (an infant) and Betty Ruth Robbins. Janie is survived by her brother, Jimmy Adams; her two daughters, Betty and husband Kent Henry of Marlin, and Kim Cook and husband Randy of Groesbeck; four granddaughters, Jana Manes of Marlin, Lynne Kilman of Fairfield, Deana Rand and husband Chris of Groesbeck, Melanie and husband Dileep Bhateley of Marlin, and one grandson, Ryan Cook and wife Brandi of Colmesniel; nine great grandchildren: Brent Manes, Cody Windham, Dylan and Carley Rand, Clay Crane, Abigail Kilman, Ayden, Adalynn and Anderson Cook; and one great, great grandson, Jaxson Windham; and best friend, Edna Cook of Marlin. The family would like to thank the many wonderful doctors and nurses at the Limestone Medical Center. Mrs. Humphrey’s visitation will be held Saturday morning, November 12th from 10-11:30 at the Groesbeck Funeral Home, and graveside services will be held the same day at Kosse City Cemetery in Kosse at two in the afternoon.
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