This obituary was found in the collection of the Colson Library, Morgantown, WV and submitted by Bridgette Osz.
John William Janes, 78y, of Grafton died unexpectedly on Monday, March 20 at 11:00 p.m. at his home. He had been in ill health for some 14y. He was born in Barbour County on September 7, 1882, a son of the late Thomas and Barbara Bryan Janes.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Audrey McDaniel Janes five children, Bert W, Janes of Bell, CA, Paul and John J. Janes both of Mansfield, Oh Mrs. Troy (Victoria) Kirlpatrick of Grafton and Mrs. Harold (Audrey) Knotts of Kingwood; five sisters, Mrs. Robert Stanton of Philippi, Mrs. Cora Wright and Mrs. Nora Utterback both of Moatsville, Mrs. Dettie Kerns of Rowlesburg and Mrs. Belle Kines of St Petersburg, FL 11 grandchildren 13 great grandchildren. Three brothers and 1 sister are deceased.
Mrs. Janes was employed as a carman for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for some 40 years and retired in 1946. He was a member of St. John's Methodist Church.
Funeral services held in Grafton at 3 p.m. on Thursday with Rev. Joseph A. Kelly and Rev. Harold Fisher officiating. Interment made at Woodsdale Memorial Park Cemetery