Janet Harris Dagley
January 17, 1938 – March 19, 2021
KNOXVILLE - Janet Dagley went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 19, 2021. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, “Nana”, sister, and friend. Born in Monroe County, Janet graduated from Madisonville High School and Carson-Newman College, where she met the love of her life, Bob Dagley. They were married for 54 years until he preceded her in death. Janet placed her faith in Jesus as her Savior when she was a young girl and this faith carried her through her life of 83 years. She was a dedicated member of Valley Grove Baptist Church Ball Camp (Harvest Point of Valley Grove) for many years. A former educator with Knoxville City and Knox County Schools, she retired in 1996 from Halls Middle School. She was an active member in the Rho Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teachers’ sorority and earned the title of Golden Sister for her 50 years of membership. Janet was known for her creative and curious spirit which she nurtured in her children and grandchildren, sharing her love of God, nature, books, and art.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cyrus and Ruth Harris, and her husband, Bob Dagley. Her surviving family includes twin daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Wesley Rouse, Maryville, and Susan and David Haas, Morristown; son and daughter-in-law, Robert D. (Bobby) and Jenn Dagley, London, Kentucky; dearly loved grandchildren, Joshua Rouse, Caleb Rouse, Sarah Rouse, Katlyn Haas, Ryan Haas, Ashlyn Haas, Maddie Dagley, Abby Dagley, and Shelby Dean Dagley; brother, Edwin Harris; sister-in-law, Uida Segroves; and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank her niece, Darlene Rightsell, for her caring devotion, and her loving neighbors, church friends, and Alpha Delta Kappa sisters for their encouragement and support. We are also grateful for the exceptional care provided by the staff of Shannondale of Maryville and Blount Memorial Hospital.
An outdoor service will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Whispering Waters in Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, with Rev. Tony Maples officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In honor of her wishes to support fellow teachers, memorials may be made to Alpha Delta Kappa Rho Chapter. Contact Margaret Martin, 2705 Windemere Lane, Powell, TN 37849. Janet Dagley
Alpha Delta Kappa Rho Chapter
Contact: Margaret Martin 2705 Windemere Lane , Powell, Tennessee
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Janet Harris Dagley
March 27, 2021
Susan, Sandra and Bobby I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. My memories of your mom and dad and you three will always be with me. There are great memories of the "track days" at PHS. Your parents were always there to support you. My prayers are with you.