Janet Lynn McCrory, 55, of Benton, Kentucky passed away at 12:12PM Monday, November 24, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital.
Janet’s life’s work was poured out in the lives of the students at South Marshall Middle School. She began teaching on August 1, 1981 at Gilbertsville Elementary School, and later at South Marshall Elementary School before finding her special place at South Marshall Middle School. Her students remember her genuine, caring disposition. Janet truly poured herself into her students. She retired from the Marshall County Board of Education on May 31, 2012, but continued to keep in touch and encouraged her former students, even as adults. She was an active member of the University Church of Christ in Murray, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and Bible Bowl sponsor.
She is survived by her husband, Jim McCrory of Benton, KY; her mother, Dolores Blakney Thompson of Benton, KY; two daughters, Lindsay McCrory in graduate school in Lubbock, TX and Lexie McCrory in college in Louisville, KY; her special aunt, Corine Walker of Benton, KY; and her aunt and uncle, Katherine and Robert Blakney of Louisville, KY.
Janet was preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Thompson; an uncle, Frank Walker; and her grandparents, Elta Blakney and Cliff Blakney.
A celebration of Janet’s life will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at South Marshall Middle School, a place where she had dedicated her life for so many years. Charley Bazzell will officiate, and many of her friends will share personal memories. Burial will be in the Dowdy Cemetery across the road from Janet and Jim’s home on Dowdy Cemetery Road. The family will receive friends from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Friday, November 28, 2014 at South Marshall Middle School. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Janet Lynn McCrory Scholarship Fund, c/o Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home, 1117 Poplar Street, Benton, Kentucky 42025 or at any location of Regions Bank.
Online condolences may be made at www.filbeckcannking.com
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