Janis B. Germaine, 67, of Highland, Ill., born Jan. 16, 1948, in St. Louis, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at her residence in Highland, Ill.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Maryville, Ill., where she taught Wednesday night Sunday school. She had also taught Bible School at Highland Community Church and Fairfield Church of Christ in Fairfield, Ohio. She was a member and past president of Highland's Women's Club, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi.
Janis was born in St. Louis, Mo., grew up in Normandy, Mo., and graduated from Normandy High School in 1966. After graduating from nursing school, she worked for Hospice Programs in Florida and Ohio. In May of 1997, she moved to Highland, Ill., to care for her parents. She worked for Dr. Osborn in Breese, Ill., from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and was a crafty person who enjoyed needle point, hand knitting, and crocheting. Janis loved to travel and had visited all 50 states, Mexico, England, and Belgium. She had a black Cocker Spaniel named Elli and a Yellow Lab named Heidi.. Her favorite color was yellow; her favorite Disney character was Winnie the Pooh. She had visited Disney World 8 to 10 times with various family members.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Melba L., nee Linders, Wehrle who died July 22, 2009; and her father, Franklin F. Wehrle, who died May 23, 1999.
Surviving are her husband, Michael Francis Germaine, whom she married March 4, 2000; a son - Thomas M. (Connie) Aller of Harrison, Ohio; a daughter, Bethany A. Aller; grandchildren, James M. Aller of Texas, Joy M. Aller of Temple, Texas, Morgan K. Aller of Harrison, Ohio, and Landon Z. Aller of Harrison, Ohio; a sister, Marcia I. (Robert) Healy of Houston, Ill.; a brother, William F. (Penny) Wehrle of St. Peters, Mo.; first husbandm, John Aller; and second husband, Gary Balser
Memorial contributions may be made to
Visitation: There will be no visitation.
Funeral: Going home celebration will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Maryville, Ill., with Dr. Tom Hufty officiating. Private interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis (Normandy), Mo.
SPENGEL-BOULANGER FUNERAL HOME, Highland, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 19, 2016