Janice S. Crockett, 77, of Albany, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Maryville, Mo. She was born March 18, 1937, in Braymer, Mo., to Bill and Laverne (Hankins) Shively.
She was a 1955 graduate of Braymer High School. She received her BS in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and speech therapy degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. She taught for 33 years in elementary grades. She received the Outstanding Young Woman of the America Award-1968 Edition and the Outstanding Young Educator Award, presented by the Albany Jaycees. She married Robert F. Crockett on June 8, 1963.
She was a member of the Albany First Baptist Church, a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a life member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, Missouri State Teachers Association, the World Order of China Painting, the Red Hat Society, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and the Athena Club where she served as a past president.
Survivors include her husband, Robert F. Crockett; two sisters, Jo (J.W.) Page of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Pat (Paul) Ellison of Liberty, Mo.; and other family members.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Roberson-Polley Chapel of Albany. The body was cremated. Inurnment will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Albany at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Albany First Baptist Church in care of the Roberson-Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley, Albany, MO 64402.
Online condolences may be left at www.robersonpolleychapel.com.