Janet Lou Gifford

Janet Lou Gifford, 80, of rural Marion, IN, and with family in Huntington County, IN, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at 4:37 a.m. at St. Vincent's Heart Center in Carmel, IN.

Mrs. Gifford was a graduate of Wabash High School and a homemaker. She attended the Solid Rock United Methodist Church.

She was born June 23, 1940, in Wabash, to Robert C. Scott and Mary O. Flora Tyner. She married Loran L. Gifford in Marion in 1973, and he survives in Marion.

Additional survivors include four children, Sherry (Larry Gaston) Smith, of Huntington, Robert Smith, of Fairmount, Tracy (Tony Courtney) Collins, of Wabash, and Loran L. (Sherry) Gifford II, of Warren; a sister, Juanita “Kay” Reece, of New Haven; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Smith.

Calling will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Burris officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

The memorial guest book may be signed at grandstaff-hentgen.com.