Janis Skelton Bevis, 65, of Valdese, passed away Tuesday October 18, 2016 following a period of declining health.
Janis was born on July 31, 1951 in Anderson County, SC to the late J. Harold Skelton and Reed Banister Skelton. She was a retired Elementary School Teacher for Caldwell County Public Schools teaching at Hudson Elementary School for 30 years. She was a member of Xi Gamma Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and loved her sorority sisters like family. Janis loved to travel, loved being a part of the Women of Faith, loved taking cruises, she loved her church, she loved Clemson Tigers and going to football games, and had a lifetime love of Shelties. She was a charter member of Faith Community Church.
Survivors include her husband John Henry "Jay" Bevis, III of the home; her daughter, Katie Bevis Benfer and husband Kevin of Scottsdale, AZ; her son, Russ Bevis and wife Betsy of Jackson, TN; her sister, Betty Norman and husband Jay of Irving, TX; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Saturday October 22, 2016 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Pastor Patrick Sheldon officiating.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Faith Community Church, 2670 Shady Grove Rd. Connelly Springs, NC 28612 or Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.
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