August 27, 1958 – May 3, 2018
Jane “Janie” Ann Dunphy, of Rockaway, NJ, passed away peacefully in May with her family by her side. She had been visiting her daddy in Arkansas. Jesus must have planned this last visit, so that she would not be alone.
Janie was loved by many and will truly be missed…
Janie is survived by her parents, Marilyn Graber Dunphy of Roswell, GA and Mike (Delores) Dunphy of Hot Springs, AR; sister Karrin (Alan) Landers; nieces Shelby and Amy Childs of Marietta, GA; brother Scott Dunphy of Dallas, TX; sister Christy Miller (Todd); nephews Joshua Miller, Christopher and Evan Meyers of Hot Springs, AR; and a vast network of friends and extended family in NJ, GA, PA, TX, NM, MN, NV, AZ, WI & WA.
Janie was born in 1958 in Fort Smith, AR. She graduated from Roswell High School in 1976 and went on to Kennesaw State University earning a degree in Marketing in 1983. She worked in various sales positions in Georgia and California before relocating to New Jersey with Novartis Pharmaceuticals where she remained from 1996 to 2009. Most recently she worked for Prudential Insurance.
Janie was very involved in her local community supporting environmental preservation projects, bargain hunting, and adding to her treasured collections. She was an avid reader, amazing cook and gracious host for friends and family near and far. She loved exploring NYC; attending concerts, visiting gardens, festivals and taking her family and friends to Broadway shows. Janie also traveled extensively, including trips to Europe, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
A memorial service is scheduled for Monday May 7th at 11:00AM at Rock Creek Family Church, 126 Adcock Rd., Hot Springs, AR 71913, with a reception to follow. Bro. Justy Smith will officiate the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Janie’s life. A service is also being planned for Marietta, GA, details to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rock Creek Family Church, the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or the charity of your choice in memory of Janie. Condolences can be sent to Mike Dunphy, 154 Russey Rd., Hot Springs, AR 71913 and Marilyn Dunphy, 175 Wavetree Dr., Roswell, GA 30075.
The family would like to thank Janie’s cousins who talked with doctors, traveled to Hot Springs and counseled with Marilyn at the time of Janie’s passing. Also, the staff at CHI St. Vincent Hospital for their exceptional and compassionate care of both Janie and her family.
- Memorial Service Monday, May 7, 2018
- Memorial Service Friday, May 11, 2018
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May 11, 2018
Loved her like we all did. We were classmates at RHS, hadn't seen her in years, but were still friends and connected through FB in recent years. As a fellow Christian I'll look forward to seeing her there, or soon in the air, as St. Paul wrote - "... I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words." 1 Thess. 4:13-18.
May 6, 2018
Janie was such a special person loved life and was never short of a new adventure. Janie was fearless in her quest for something new a new place a new friend. I loved sitting and just talking with her there was no subject she did not have knowledge of or had experienced herself. RIP.