Janis J. (Grafenberg) Corkery (1937 - 2017)

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INDEPENDENCE – Janis J. (Grafenberg) Corkery, 80, of Robins, Iowa, formally of Independence, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Emery Place Living & Memory Care Center in Robins.
Janis was born on April 24, 1937 in West Union, the daughter of Felix J. and Virginia "Vergie" E. (Fels) Grafenberg. She attended the Dover #9 School in rural West Union and graduated from West Union High School in 1955. She married James Matthew Corkery on June 6, 1959 in Fayette. She worked for Farm Bureau Insurance Co. and the Interstate Power Company. After moving to Independence, IA she worked for 25 years as a secretary for the Independence Community Schools until her retirement in 1995.
She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, spending time with her grandchildren, and having coffee with the retired school secretaries.
She is survived by her children: Brian (Julie) Corkery, Iowa City, Angie (Loren) Pink, Independence, and Deb (Kevin) Bundy, Cedar Rapids; her seven grandchildren: Anna and Emma Corkery, Austin (Bre) and Spencer Pink, Kyle, Daniel, and Jayson Bundy; a sister, Marilyn Larson, Marion; a sister-in-law, Myrnie Corkery, Elk River, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Janis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James M. Corkery (December 9, 2016); a sister, Shirley Kamm; and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. John's Catholic Church, Independence with Rev. David Beckman presiding. Burial will follow in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence. A Rosary service will be held at 4 p.m., and a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
To leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.

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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 7 to Aug. 12, 2017