1913 - 2015 Edna Janak, age 102, died peacefully in her sleep at home on August 3, 2015. She had lived in the South Park neighborhood of Beaumont for sixty-five years. Mrs. Janak was born on January 31, 1913, to Charles Kubos and Anna Janak near the Czech community of Velehrad in rural Lavaca County, Texas. On October 30, 1933, she married Josef Janak. The marriage lasted sixty-five years until his death on March 10, 1999. The family moved to Beaumont, Texas in 1950. Mrs. Janak was a longtime member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the Rebecca Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. Besides her parents and her husband, a sister Georgia Korenek preceded her in death. Mrs. Janak is survived by her four children, Alfred Janak and his wife Deloise in Houston; Mary Fuller and her husband Don in Hope, Arkansas; Carolyn Cole in San Antonio, and Robert Janak in Beaumont. She also leaves four grandchildren: Karen Nix in Brenham, Tammy Kegresse and Deborah Lynch in Houston, and Bill Fuller in Decatur, Alabama. She had four great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park followed by a Celebration of Life Services at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Ruby Nelson officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 5, 2015