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Janet M. LaGrange

Janet M. LaGrange Janet M. LaGrange

Janet Marlene Kellems LaGrange, 81, of Tell City, Ind., passed away on Wednesday Dec. 25, 2019, at 2:30 a.m. at her home with her family.

She was born on Jan. 26, 1938, in Jasper, Ind., to the late Elvern L. and Lizzie Polen Kellems.

Janet graduated from Birdseye High School in 1956. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Evansville University and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Louisville. She taught second grade and reading at Holy Family Elementary in New Albany, Ind. Janet taught Learning Disability classes at various schools in Jefferson County, Ky., including Fairdale, Blue Lick, Okolona and Luhr. She enjoyed traveling; she visited all 50 states and eight European countries. After leaving the teaching profession, she worked as a Realtor with Prudential Parks & Weisberg Realtors. She also enjoyed working at the Iroquois library in Louisville, Ky. Janet spent the majority of her life living in Louisville with her husband, Jerry, who retired from General Electric, and her son, Brad. Janet and Jerry had a second home near St. Croix, Ind., which became their primary residence in 2004. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Janet is preceded in death by her parents, Elvern and Lizzie Kellems.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Joseph LaGrange, and her son, Bradley Joseph LaGrange.

Visitation: Saturday, Dec. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m., Central Time, at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian burial: Saturday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m., Central Time, at the church with burial in the Holy Cross church cemetery.

Arrangements: Denbo-Green Funeral Home in English.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Perry County Humane Society.

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