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Obituary for Janis Carol Marie Spence (Brockman)

Janis Carol Marie Brockman Spence, 68, of Knightstown, passed away on the morning of Friday, July 30, 2021 at Morristown Manor.

She was born on June 1, 1953 in Batesville, Indiana, a daughter of the late Clarance Buford and Claris Marie (Barrett) Brockman.

Janis grew up in Lawrenceburg before her family moved to Carthage when she was in high school. Janis was an active member of Christ Fellowship Church for many years where she helped with the youth groups, played the piano and sang. She had a heart for helping people and volunteered to comfort hospice patients in their final hours. Janis enjoyed playing games on her computer, spending time outside with nature, watching and feeding birds. As a daughter of a WWII Veteran, she was a patriot and loved her country.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, James (Kristy) Spence, Jr., of Knightstown; two grandchildren, Alyssa (Dakota) Reed of Carthage and Alexandria Spence of Knightstown; a brother, Jerry (Debbie) Brockman of Carthage and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1985, James William Spence Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 5:00 pm, Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Heritage Funeral Care in Knightstown with Pastor Matthew Norman officiating.

Friends may call from 3 – 5 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

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The Hunt family and Heritage staff are honored to serve the family of Janis Spence.