Judy Marie Janes

November 16, 1946June 3, 2021
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Judy Marie Janes, beloved wife of the late Gene Janes, passed away suddenly at her residence on June 3, 2021, at the age of 74.

She was born on November 16, 1946 in Granite City, Illinois, to Bert Greer and Catherine Stark Greer. She grew up in Troy, TX and graduated from Troy High School in 1964. In high school, she performed in choir, was a cheerleader, and took part in Future Nurses and Future Teacher programs. She also attended Temple Junior College. She was an office manager for JC Penney’s, where she retired.

Judy married the love of her life, Gene Janes, on November 25, 1966. During their 53 years of marriage together, they had 2 children, Scott Janes and Kelli Janes England. Judy was a devoted wife and loving mother who proudly supported her children in their many activities. She was also a fun loving Grandma to seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She enjoyed any time she could share with them. She deeply loved her family and friends.

Judy was a long standing member of the Troy community and loved by many. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met. She had a warm welcoming heart and always put others before herself. She had a nurturing soul.

Judy was an avid gardener. Most days she could often be seen in her yard hard at work. It was one of her many hobbies and she adored it. One year that hard work earned her the title of Best Yard in Troy. She enjoyed oil painting as well. Judy had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily activities.

She will always be remembered for her countless acts of kindness, her beautiful smile, her graciousness, family values, her funny wit and her love for God. The hole left by her absence will be impossible to fill.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Gene Janes. Those left to cherish her memory are her children Scott (Janna) Janes and Kelli Janes England, sister Sue Ann Guggenbickler (Tony) of Alaska, grandchildren: Shelton Janes, Hunter Janes (Sarah), Jay Bonnett, Jaxon Bonnett, Jennie Bonnett, Lily Kay Janes of Belton, Kaelin Marie England of Troy, and great grandchildren: River Janes and Indiana Janes, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today at Scanio Harper from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:00am at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Roberts Cemetery in Troy. A lunch will follow at Troy Community Center.

As a special way to honor our mother, flowers are welcome and contributions to the Troy Police Dept or Troy Volunteer Fire Dept. are welcome.

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my mother's arms and tell her they're from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy, I do it everyday, but there's an ache within my heart that will never go away.

Poem by Delores Garcia


  • Scott Janes (Janna), Son
  • Kelli Marie Janes England, Daughter
  • Sue Ann Guggenbickler (Tony), Sister
  • Mrs. Janes is also survived by grandchildren Shelton Janes of Belton, Hunter Janes of Belton, Jay Bonnett of Belton, Jaxon Bonnett of Belton, Kaelin Marie England of Troy, Jennie Bonnett of Belton and Lily Kay Janes of Belton; great grandchildren River Janes and Indiana Janes; nephews Chris Guggenbickler and Stanley Guggenbickler; nieces Toni Marie Guggenbickler Oliver and Judy Guggenbickler all of Wrangell, Alaska.

  • Hunter Janes
  • Jay Bonnett
  • Craig Coleman
  • Michael Cox
  • Todd Ellis
  • Scott Elliott
  • Sean Cottle
  • Jaxon Bonnett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tony Guggenbickler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chris Guggenbickler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stanley Guggenbickler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Shelton Janes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • River Janes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Indiana Janes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Craig McMurtry, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Billy Noland, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Schneider, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021


Judy Marie Janes

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Debbie Allen

June 9, 2021

Scott and family, my deepest sympathy to y’all! I so glad I had the privilege of meeting your mom! I see where you got your sweetness from! Stay strong! Hug’s!

Wayne Gabriel

June 9, 2021

Judy was a fine woman, wife, friend, and cook. I remember many good times with Judy and Gene at events together, and eating her home cooked meals and sharing stories. Judy and Gene are both greatly appreciated and their presence and friendship missed. May they both rest in peace with the glory of God in heaven.

Rene Green

June 9, 2021

Scott and Kelli, the tribute video was beautiful and I didn't want it to end. Judy and Gene were both sweet, caring friends to me - through lots of ups and downs years ago. I only wish I could have gotten back in touch before it was too late. Kelli said her mom was her rock, and I understand how that feels. We enjoyed the bible studies, music playing (though we weren't all that good, we had fun!) and the farm getaways. Not to mention those horrible, sunburned Sunday school camp outs! I have lots of memories of your family that I treasure. Prayers and blessings of peace go to you since you know that Gene and Judy are now reaping the blessings of their faith. Love to you. Rene

Kassia Jamison

June 9, 2021

Kelli and Scott,

Sending all my love. Your mom was such a warm and wonderful lady. I remember her sweet laugh well.

I have very fond memories of sharing some fun morning visits during the holidays. I always looked forward to our visits at your home. My parents really enjoyed their friendship with your parents, I know my mother is very heartbroken over the loss of her sweet friend.

Wishing I was there to share this day with your families and say farewell. With all my sympathy,

Carla & Keith Brady

June 8, 2021

Our condolences Sue Ann, and all Judy’s family at this time. She was an amazing woman, so kind and generous. She will be deeply missed. Keith & Carla Brady

Beth and Gary McMurtry

June 7, 2021

Scott and Kelli
Gary and I are so sorry for your loss. Your family has been a part of our lives for over 43 years and we loved your dad and we loved your mom. She always had a smile and a twinkle in her eye. She would be the first to be there in a time of need. She was always doing something thoughtful for others. She was a fabulous wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. And the best friend a person could ask for. She was so very proud of all of you.
We will cherish the memories we have of Judy and all the great and wonderful times we had together. The Lord is saying : Well Done My faithful servant Come and rest
We love you all
Gary and Beth

Beth McMurtry

June 7, 2021

Scott, Kelli and family
Judy was my first friend in Texas - she was my sister. We have had many fun moments that were shared. I loved her very much and she will be greatly missed
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful person with a heart of gold.
You will all be in my prayers in the days ahead.
Love you all
Beth McMurtry

Craig Coleman

June 7, 2021

Judy, will always hold a special place In my heart. She always managed to treat me with kindness, as she did so many others. When you met her, there was no doubt In your mind, that she loved
God, her family, and all others In between. Whenever she saw me, she always made time to say hello, and catch up. She enjoyed making others feel special. I will miss that beautiful smile, big heart, as well as that remarkable spirit, and soul. Continued thoughts, and prayers for Scott, Kelli, as well as the family! Love yall!!!

Lynn Clark

June 6, 2021

Scott and Kelly you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynn Clark