1937 - 2016 Janet Carol (Estes) Mertens, 78, of Port Neches, Texas passed away, Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Carol was born November 4, 1937 in Basile, Louisiana to James Bennett Estes and Fannie Belle (Winn) Estes. She was a lifelong resident of this area and was a self-employed Collectible Dealer. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches followed by the funeral service at 4:00 p.m., with Reverend Kurt Michaelson officiating. Carol was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte Minchew. She is survived by her husband, Jack Mertens of Port Neches, Texas; daughter, Cynthia Luquette and husband Keith of Beaumont, Texas; step-daughters, Cynthia Shuler and Janet Flanagan; sons, Kenneth Lamb and wife Lora of Colorado; James Minchew of Missouri; Raymond Fisher II and wife Marie of Port Neches, Texas; Pelton Fisher of Snyder, Texas; sisters, Frances Estes of Houston, Texas; Marion Latil of Port Neches, Texas; brother, John Estes and wife Sue of Washington; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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Levingston Funeral Home
2001 Nall St
Port Neches, TX 77651
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 11, 2016