Janis Mae Neely


Janis Mae Neely, 81, of Beaver Falls, passed away on December 7, 2021, after an illness.

Born in Perry Township, Clarion County on November 18, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Emily Everett Barbera.

Janis was a previous member of the former Wesleyan West Freedom Methodist Church and later attended Homewood Methodist Church for over 18 years. In her younger years, Janis enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, cooking, and shopping, especially for shoes and curtains. Most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her grandkids.

Janis is survived by her 5 children; Rida (Tim Wolfe) Hughes of East Brady, Noma (Robert Bridges) Adams of Clarion, Tammy Roxberry of Parker, Roy Fair of Lorain, OH., and Mandy (Rob) Smith of Wampum. Her 2 sisters; Patty (Jim) Wolfe of Foxburg and Lola Morgan of Emlenton. She is also survived by her 21 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Janis was preceded in death by her companion of 18 years; John Yurshia, her infant son; Ronny Fair, her son; Terry Hughes, her sisters; Arlene Fair, Donna Merryman, Mary Barbera, and Wanda Bilnski, her brothers; Garry Barbera and Alfred Paul Barbera, as well as a brother-in-law; Ronald Morgan.

Visitation was held at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home of Parker (201 S. Wayne Ave.) on Sunday, December 12th, from 3:00-7:00 pm with a 7:15 pm funeral service. Burial was at the Perryville Cemetery on Monday, December 13th, at 10:00 am.

To view/send condolences, please visit www.buzardfuneralhomes.com.

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