Janie Job, age 65, of rural Kahoka, MO, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at her home.
Janie was born November 1, 1947 at LaGrange, MO, a daughter of George William and Wilma Almeta Tuttle East.
She was married to Harold Phillips and they were the parents of two children, Michael and Kevin. Following his death, she was united in marriage to Jesse Lee Job on June 24, 1967 at the Baptist Church in Canton, MO. He preceded her in death on December 2, 2010.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Job of Burlington, IA and Kevin (Peggy) Job of Sutter, IL; two daughters, Leanne (Mrs. Darrell) Thornton of Midland, TX and Julie Kluth of Duncan, AZ; three granddaughters adopted and raised in the home: Ashlee (Mrs. Tommy) McKnight of Keokuk, IA, Jayna (Mrs. Landon) LeMaster of Kahoka, MO, and Nora Job of New London, IA, former daughter-in-law and dear friend, Tonya Callas of New London, IA; special friend and caretaker, Kathy Brookheiser of Argyle, IA; fourteen grandchildren: Jessica, Tina, Calvin, Tiffany, Alissa, Dekota, Sierra, Gaige, Jesse, Dalton, McKenzie, Justus, Josh and Richard; fourteen great-grandchildren: Cale, Addie, Chloe, Keana, Samantha, Dustin, Johnathon, Raelynn, Taylor, Rheagen, Anthony, Dominic, Nevaye and Emery; brothers and sister: Gene and Floyd East of Quincy, IL, Steve East of LaGrange, MO, and Nancy Schone of Center, MO; sisters-in-law, Lois Taylor and Linda Unger, both of Canton, MO; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Harold Phillips and Jesse Job; a daughter, Lesa Job; three sisters, Georgette Vantress, Sandy Simmons and Judy East; and, grandson, David Anthony Wheeler.
Janie received her education in LaGrange, MO. She was a former waitress at the former Missouri Territory in Wayland and was a member of the Church of New Beginnings in Keokuk.
She enjoyed gardening, doing crafts, drawing, flower arranging, caring for her home and attending garage sales. She was very organized and particular in keeping her home clean for her family. Her main priority in life was her family. She loved her duties as housewife and mother and caring for her children and grandchildren. She was often found on the floor playing games with the kids or outdoors rather than spending time with the adults. She loved to hold Easter Egg hunts for her family, sing and dance and be silly. Her enthusiasm for horse decor was introduced by her caretaker, Kathy. Her pets were also especially dear to her.
Graveside services were held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Zion Cemetery, rural Kahoka, MO with Pastor Bob Payne officiating and burial following.
Memorials may be made to Northeast Missouri Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.