Janis Kay (Kemp) Waugh, 79, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa.
A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. The family does welcome you to join her family and friends in memory and celebration of her life from 4 to 7 P.M. Cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no "body" present for visitation.
Janis Kay Kemp was born on June 11, 1940 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Harris John and Madge Helen (Lund) Kemp. She had one brother LaVern Harris Kemp. She grew up in Baldwin /Maquoketa area. She went to a country schoolhouse and then attended Maquoketa schools to finish out her education. She married Kenneth Lee Waugh on November 20, 1961, later separating in 1996.
Janis was a farmer's wife and mother until moving off the farm. Once she moved to Andrew she did sewing at Pacific Coast Feather and later at ADAC Plastics as a mold operator.
Janis enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, putting puzzles together, crocheting and knitting, and going out with her best friend Nancy Baker. She loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Kenneth Lee Waugh of Maquoketa, IA; children, Cindy Kay and Larry Lee Arensdorf of Maquoketa, IA, Bruce Allan and Lori Ann (Gilmore) Waugh of Maquoketa, IA, and Douglas Lee and Peggy Lynn (Smith) Waugh of Maquoketa, IA; 7 grandchildren, Bradley Kenneth (Renae) Waugh, Mitchell Allen Waugh, Alicia Lin Arensdorf, Bethany Jan Waugh, Ashly Ann Arensdorf, Joshua J. Arensdorf, and Dalton Douglas Waugh; and 1 great-grandchild, Eloise Jo Waugh. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harris John Kemp and Madge Helen (Welch) Lund, a brother LaVern Harris Kemp and a granddaughter Crystal Lorraine Waugh.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Janis Kay Waugh memorial fund has been established.
Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
I didn't know Janis personally but know she will be missed by all that knew her. I wish the best for her family.
Sending you our sympathy at this difficult time - Doug and Pam DeMoss
I worked with Jan and Doug a long time ago, I remember Jan was a very hard worker and very nice lady, you have my deepest sympathy.
So sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her kind voice and such gentle loving spirit! Prayers for you all Cindy , Bruce, and Doug and your Families!
Heaven has another angel now. My mommy isn't physically with me any more, but she will always be in my heart.
Bruce and family,
So sorry to hear about Jan. She was a fun lady and we usually found something to chuckle about when she came to our office. I mostly remember her quiet voice and gentle nature. Our thoughts and prayers to you all in the days ahead.
Sorry to hear. Will keep her families in thoughts & prayers.
Bruce and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are sorry for your loss.
IM SO VERY SADDEN AND SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT JANIS HAS PASTED AWAY , SHE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL FRIEND, I LOVES WORKING WITH HER AT POLO PLASTICS IN MAQ , SHE WAS SO VERY LOVEN AND SWEET GAL WHOM I ALSO WILL MISS VERY MUCH
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother . Mark Rockwell Galena , Il
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So very sorry for your family's loss. Cherish the memories. Prayers to all
So sorry for your loss.
Such a great person, always good for a good story. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My sympathy to Janis' family and friends.
So sorry to hear of your loss, praying that God will comfort you all today and in the days to come. Cindy you look so much like your mom , she was beautiful.
Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035
Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!