Obituary for Mrs. Janice M. Popplewell

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Mrs. Janice M. Popplewell

September 26, 1948 - June 1, 2019

Janice M. (Skirvin) Popplewell, age 70, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, June 1, 2019 at her home in Trafalgar.

She was born September 26, 1948, in Jacksonville, Florida to her parents, the late Robert M. and Ruby L. (Feagle) Skirvin. Janice was a 1966 graduate of Columbus High School and went on to earn a degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1979.

Janice retired after more than 35 years as a Dental Assistant; most recently working for William Rudolph Dentistry in Columbus. Janice was a member of the Samaria Christian Church. She enjoyed camping, fishing, mushroom hunting and tending to her flower gardens. Janice loved spending time with her grandchildren and spoiling them in her own way. She enjoyed Christmas shopping for them all year round. Janice also loved spending time with her kitten, Carlos, and caring for her beloved cat, Talcie.

She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Olis D. Popplewell, whom she married on December 23, 1995 in Franklin. Janice is also survived by her children, Bernard Carl (Starla) Spalding of Petersburg, Denitra Ruth Simpkins of Washington, Trent David (Jordan) Spalding of Indianapolis, Brian (Rachel) Spalding of Evansville and Chris Spalding of Washington; sister, Linda Taylor of Franklin; grandchildren, Damian Simpkins, Mason Jacobs, Katherine Spalding, Brayton Spalding, Claire Spalding and Mya Spalding.

Janice was preceded in death by siblings, Bobbie Rose and Robert Skirvin.

The Rev. Ed Tharpe will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Janice to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th St. Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Popplewell family at Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 2:30 pm

Forest Lawn Memory Gardens


Greenwood, Indiana

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Born: September 26, 1948
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Condolences for Mrs. Janice M. Popplewell

Janet Snyder posted on 6/8/19

I’ll miss you Janice. You were always nice to me and our family. You will forever be special. Peace and prayers to Olis and your family. Until we meet again.....


Judy Mentzer posted on 6/4/19

Dear Olis, We are so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Sending our love. John & Judy Mentzer


Carolyn Smyser Titara posted on 6/3/19

So sorry for your loss, I am sure her and Patty are having a good time!?


Candy Reese posted on 6/3/19

In memory of Jancie, Candy Reese lit a candle


Darlina Shaw posted on 6/2/19

So sorry to hear of her passing. Sorry for your loss, Olis and family. You are in my prayers


Holly posted on 6/2/19

Doot, doot, doot, sweet Janny. Fly high, girl. You are free! Love you, will miss you always.


Kim barnett posted on 6/2/19

I will miss you so my dear friend


Karen Baird posted on 6/2/19

We’re so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to Olis and family. 🙏🏻 Mike & Karen Baird