April 27, 1945 ~ August 24, 2022

Born in: Anderson, IN
Resided in: Alexandria , IN

Janice Jay Stokes, age 77, of Alexandria, passed away on August 24, 2022, at Community Hospital. She was born on April 27, 1945, to the late Mack Kermit Jaynes and Martha Elzonia (Woods) Phagen.

Janice was a firecracker in every sense of the word. She loved to play euchre, quite competitively, with her family and friends. She enjoyed dancing, listening to Elvis and country music, watching jeopardy and wheel of fortune, and shopping. Her grandchildren were her entire world. She was also a member of the Eagles in Alexandria. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Janice is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald Travis Stokes; children Daniel J. Baker (Teresa) and Tim Stokes (Linda); grandchildren Eric Baker, Jordan Baker (Andrea), and Trey Stokes (Mallorie); great-granddaughter Liana Baker and one due January 2023; niece Marlea George (Jeremy); and best friend Diane Beane.

She is preceded in death by her parents listed above and brother John Jaynes.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    The staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. She will be greatly missed by many, but she will forever and always be in our hearts and minds!
    I love you all,

  3. Didn’t get to see her much but she was a wonderful lady. I know she will be missed by her family and friends. Praying for the family. Terry and Violet Mabbitt.

  4. So sorry to hear this sad news. Janice was a spunky fun-loving lady and will be missed by all that knew her. My condolences to her family and loved ones. May she Rest In Peace. 🙏🌹🕊❤️🕊🌹🙏

  5. So sorry to hear this sad news about my cousin Janice. I hadn’t seen her for a long time. Our families had a lot of fun hanging out as kids with her and John. She was always a sweet girl.
    Her cousin, Lila Woods Leavitt

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