Janis B. Germaine, 67, of Highland died on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at her home.
A going home celebration will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at First Baptist Church Maryville, with Dr. Tom Hufty officiating. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Normandy, Mo. Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1948 in St. Louis, Mo., to Franklin and Melba (Linders) Wehrle. On March 4, 2000, she married Michael Francis Germaine. He survives in Highland.
Mrs. Germaine 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 to care for her parents. She worked for Dr. Osborn in Breese from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.
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She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a crafty person, enjoying needle-point, hand knitting, and crocheting.
She 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.
Mrs. Germaine had taught Wednesday night Bible school at the First Baptist Church Maryville. She had also taught Bible school at Highland Community Church and Fairfield Church of Christ in Fairfield, Ohio.
Her favorite color was yellow. Her favorite Disney character was Winnie the Pooh. She had visited Disney World eight to 10 times with various family members.
She was a member of First Baptist Church Maryville. She was also a member of the Highland Women’s Club, where she had been a past president, and Beta Sigma Phi.
Other survivors include 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, Texas; and a brother, William F. (Penny) Wehrle of St. Peters, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her mother, who died on July 22, 2009; and her father, who died on May 23, 1999.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.