September 11, 1927 – February 2, 2018
Janis Williams Hoyles, 90, White’s Landing, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. She was born Sept. 11, 1927, at Scipio Siding, near Attica. She was of the Baptist faith. Her parents were Earl and Lela Waire Williams of Attica. Janis retired from General Motors, New Departure, Sandusky, with 30 years of service at age 53. She and her husband, Harley Hoyles, retired the same day from the same plant, he with over 30 years of employment. They enjoyed traveling, had a wide variety of interests, and over the years visited every state except Alaska. They loved auto racing and had tickets to the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 for many years. She had a home in Florida also, and spent half the year in Ohio and half in Florida after retirement. She owned horses, rode in parades, owned classic cars, belonged to car clubs, and attended many car shows with the red 59 Ford Hard Top retractable and the 73 Buick Riviera. Janis was also very involved in genealogy, she searched cemeteries and courthouses in the days before online genealogy was available. She was able to prove to be descended from the Mayflower, was a member of the Ohio and National Mayflower Society and passed this membership validation on to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Wayland Williams (RoseMarie) of Attica, Marion Taulbee (Gene) of Greenwich; and stepson, Steve Hoyles. For the past 7 ½ years, she made her home with her daughters, Peggy Hoyles and Jackie Bryant Armstrong of Jefferson, Ga. She leaves behind three children, Robert Evans (Victoria) of Ohio and Florida, Jacquelyn Bryant Armstrong (Jim) of Jefferson, Ga., and Peggy Hoyles of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Jill Grimm of Melbourne, Fla., Gregory Bryant of Jefferson, Jeffery Bryant of Michigan, Justin Wilson of Atlanta, Ashley Sayers of Commerce, Ga., Carrie Hoyles of Jefferson; 13 great-grandchildren; stepsons, Carl (Jennie) Hoyles of WIllard, and Wayne Hoyles (Jo) of Huron and their children Cindie, Sandie, and Jayme. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Bethel Cemetery, Hwy. 224, Attica, next to the Hoyles family farm. A reception/celebration of life/luncheon will be 12:30 p.m. at Berardi’s Restaurant, Sandusky, following the service. Friends and all relatives are invited. Local arrangements were handled by Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, Attica.
- Graveside Service Thursday, July 5, 2018