Louise H. Janes

Louise H. Janes, 74, of Newton died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. 

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Newton Baptist Temple. The family will greet friends after the service with a lunch at the church. Memorials in Louise’s name may be left at the church during the service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

Louise, the daughter of Anton Jacob and Anna Samantha (Blunt) De Geus, was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Oskaloosa. She grew up in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1957. Louise was united in marriage with Charles Janes on April 8, 1960, in Tijuana, Mexico. She lived in California for 40 years prior to moving back to Newton in 2002. After returning to Newton, Louise worked at Casey’s General Store as a cashier. She was a member of the Newton Baptist Temple. Louise had an incredible love and knowledge of the Bible. She was also a supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Those left to honor Louise’s memory are her brother, Leslie (Linda) De Geus of Santa Maria, Calif.; half-sister, Barbara White Talbot of Newton; half-brother, Bruce White (Caroline Beck) of Newton; and her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles in 2005; son, Les Janes; and a half-brother.