Kathryn Anne Janes

February 28, 1954August 12, 2019

Kathryn Anne Janes was born on February 28, 1954 in Houston, Texas. She unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord August of 2019.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Leona Joan Zajicek and father, Doyle Harvey Janes. She is survived by her half sister, Doyla (Janes) Duke and Doyla's husband, Wayne Duke. She is also survived by her nieces, Natalie Gutier and Melissa Harmon as well as Melissa's sons, Aubrey Orr and Benjamin (Elliot) Orr. In addition, Kathy is survived by many cousins and family on the Zajicek side and many more family and friends.

Kathryn was valedictorian of Mount Carmel High School. Kathryn was also a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. She then furthered her education at the University of Texas in Austin where she attended Law School. She practiced family law for 20 years at the Smyrl and Giddens Law Firm.

Later in life, her new passion lead her to be a Junior High History Teacher. She was loved and respected by students and colleagues. In Gods care, she leaves her friends, church and family to cherish her memory. May she rest in eternal peace.

Please see below for all service information.


  • Rosary Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, September 14, 2019


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Sarah Hassan

September 13, 2019

I taught with Kathy for 2 years at Briarmeadow. She loved on my son every time she saw him. They shared a love for Star Wars! She knew so much about everything! I knew she’d always know the answer to any of my questions. And I loved the days she’d make brownies for her students!

Donna Rodgers

September 12, 2019

54 years... that's how long Kathy and I were friends. I miss her smile, funny laugh, and the twinkle in her eyes when we were plotting something or about to see the next Star Wars movie! She was there for me for my wedding (1st choice for Maid of Honor), my divorce, and any other time I was in need and there were many. I don't know what the rest of my life will be like without her, but I'm a better woman, and a better Catholic because of her.
May God hold you in His loving arms forever, sweet friend! Until we meet again, your best friend forever, Donna Marie Rodgers