Miss Janice Ann Lawton, age 86, of Bennington, Indiana, entered this life on September 21, 1936 in Bennington, Indiana. The loving daughter of the late Roy E. and Leo Irene (Protsman) Lawton, she was raised in Bennington, Indiana and was a 1955 graduate of Vevay High School. Janice was employed by the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, retiring after 20 years of service. She owned Janice Lawton Antiques in Bennington, Indiana for several years. Janice was a member of the Bennington Community Church in Bennington, Indiana. She loved antiques, riding her four-wheeler, country-western music (especially Elvis), and being outdoors. Her favorite activities were attending auctions, traveling with her brother, and going to the Grand Ole Opry. Janice was a sweet and generous person who gave of herself in caring for others. Janice passed away at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease for many years.
Janice is survived by her brother, Kenny Lawton of Vevay, IN; her guardian, Joan Lawton Boyer of Noblesville, IN; her nieces, Kathryn “Kathy” Siebenthal Foster of Albuquerque, NM and Nancy Harden of Indianapolis, IN; her nephews, Charles “Phil” Lawton of Indianapolis, IN and James “Jim” Lawton of Edwardsville, IL, as well as many friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Wilma Tabor; her brother, Gerald Wayne Lawton; her infant brother, Wendall Lawton; her nieces, Carolyn “Sue” Worley, Martha “Jean” Siebenthal Juszczyk and Margaret Lawton; her sister-in-law, Leota Sophia (Detwiler) Lawton and her brother-in-law, Jim Tabor.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Slawson Cemetery, Bennington, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Slawson Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com