Janice Henning, 74, of Oskaloosa died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born March 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 more than 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) 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, Wis.
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.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. at the Central Reformed Church in Oskaloosa with Reverend John Clausen 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. Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin after 5 p.m. Friday at the Bates Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the MHP Hospice Serenity House.