Funeral services for Janice Henning, 74, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Killduff, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Central Reformed Church in Oskaloosa with the Rev. John Claussen officiating. Following the service, her body will be cremated. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Newton at a later date. Memorials may be made to the MHP Hospice Serenity House.
Janice died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.
She was born Mar. 21, 1939, in Otley, the daughter of Peter and Dorothy (Verwers) Van Gent.
On June 27, 1958, she was united in marriage to Carl L. Henning in Sully, and Carl passed away Sept. 29, 1989. She taught piano and organ lessons in her home for 40+ years.
Janice enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and doing crafts. She also collected pianos and antiques. Janice had a love of gardening and was a member of the Master Gardeners.
Janice is survived by her two sons: Jeff (Laurie) Henning of Grinnell and Joel Henning of Killduff; a daughter, Julia (Tony) Ross of Oskaloosa; four grandchildren: Jake Ross, Beth Ross, Carlie Henning, and Calvin Korns; one great-grandson, Brydon Henning; her long-time companion, Wes Krumm of Sigourney; a sister, Esther Van Wyk of Lynnville; a brother, Kenneth (Esther) Van Gent of Pella; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Van Gent of Burnett, WI.
In addition to her husband, Janice was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Dustin Henning; a granddaughter, Jenny Korns; two brothers, Edward Van Gent and Arnold Lee Van Gent in infancy; and a sister in infancy, Janice Darlene Van Gent.