OSKALOOSA — 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 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 (and Laurie), of Grinnell, and Joel Henning, of Killduff; a daughter: Julia (and Tony) Ross, of Oskaloosa; 4 grandchildren: Jake Ross, Beth Ross, Carlie Henning, and Calvin Korns; 1 great-grandson: Brydon Henning; her long-time companion, Wes Krumm, of Sigourney; a sister: Esther Van Wyk, of Lynnville; a brother: Kenneth ( and 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.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Central Reformed Church in Oskaloosa with the Rev. 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. on Friday at the Bates Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the MHP Hospice Serenity House.