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Janis Fay (Liebhardt) Carnes, 79, longtime resident of Middletown, passed away March 13, 2017, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.
She was born May 4, 1937, in Muncie. She was a member of the Middletown Sixth Street Christian Church. She retired as a quality control supervisor from Liebhardt Mills where she worked for 47 years and loved every minute of it.
She is survived by her husband, Cordell Carnes of Middletown; sons, Steven Atkinson (Lori) of Middletown, and Jim (Jennyne) Atkinson of Pendleton; brother, James Liebhardt (Karen) of Florida; stepchildren, Shawn (Kreston) Keller of Anderson, Brian (Sue) Carnes of Indianapolis and Andrea Carnes; grandchildren, Lyndsey (Gabe) Wilmes of Yorktown, Darren (Hayleigh) Atkinson and David (Jessi) Atkinson, all of Pendleton; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Garrett, Harper and Griffin Wilmes of Yorktown; niece, Janyelle (David) Huff; and nephew, Doug Liebhardt.
She was preceded in death by parents, Merrill and Fay Liebhardt; husband, Gene Atkinson; and grandson, Tyler Atkinson.
A Celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday.
Memorials in her name may be sent to Middletown Emergency Medical Services, 653 Locust St., Middletown, IN 47356.
Online guestbook at:
www.ballardandsons.com.
Published on  March 14, 2017
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