DANVILLE – Elinore Jane “Janie” Royce, 78, of Danville, passed away at 4 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. She was born on June 13, 1935, in Danville, the daughter of Charles and Frances Anderson Grimes. She married Albert Louis Royce on Sept. 19, 1952, in Tennessee. He preceded her in death in 1985.
Surviving are a son, Mike (Bev) Royce of Danville; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Royce; three daughters, Penny Boren of Danville, Kathy Beaver of Danville and Rita (Lynn) Schrader of Billings, Mont.; grandchildren, Niki, Tim, Stephenie, Andy, Jason, Brad, Stephanie, Brenda, Natalie, Betsy and Tiffany; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sons, Paul, Tim, Rick and Eric Royce; five brothers, including a special brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Ruby Grimes; and a granddaughter, Michelle.
Janie had worked as a cook at the Vermilion County Nursing Home before moving on to a fireworks plant and later Newton’s Cleaning. She was also a good babysitter, often looking after her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing and traveling with her friends.
A service to celebrate the life of Janie Royce will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville. The Rev. James Blue will officiate. Burial will follow at Lower Mound Cemetery in Covington, Ind. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service on Friday, also at Sunset in Danville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Presence Hospice or the donor’s choice.
Please join Janie’s family in sharing memories, photos, and video of her life through her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.