August 27, 1936 – July 30, 2017
Ron Janes, 80, of Olney, Illinois passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
A visitation will be held from 4:00–7:00 p.m. at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney on Friday, August 4, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM at Grace Church on Saturday, August 5, 2017 with burial following at Crest Haven Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Grace Church and Resounding Hope Radio for Haiti One Mission Society, account 407870.
Ron was born on August 27, 1936 in Champaign, IL, the son of Harold Warren and Gladys Thelma (Bursott) Janes. Ron married Millie on June 30, 1957 and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Ron was a teacher and principal early in his career at Yale, IL, and owned and operated the Farmers Grain Company in Flora with his parents. He then worked at GAB as an insurance adjuster prior to he and Millie opening their own adjusting business. Janes Adjusting started in 1985 and Ron retired in 2012. Together they also started Grace Church in their home on April 6, 1975. They have been very involved over the years with One Mission Society (formerly OMS) and MFM (Men For Missions) and have traveled out of the country on missions trips. Haiti held a special place in Ron's heart. Ron also kept score for the Olney Tiger's basketball team for close to 40 years and he was also on the chain gang for the football team. Ron was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and followed the Illini teams.
Ron is survived by his wife of 60 years, Millie; son, Randy (Marcie) Janes of Dundas; daughters, Amy (Steve) Kinkade of Noble and Sue Janes of Olney; grandchildren, Brandy (Brock) Zerkle, Derek (Tessa) Dicks, Grant Janes, Brooke (Christopher) Fritschle, Hayden and Hunter Kinkade; great-grandchildren, Judah and Ezra Dicks, Petra Zerkle; cousins, Tom Bursott and Bonnie (Bob) Harden.
He was preceded in death by his parents.