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Janet “Jan” Sue Curry was born on January 8, 1944, to Roy T. and Florence Brewer, on a
farm in rural Jackson County, near Vallonia, Indiana. On the farm she learned the values of hard
work and love of family. Life on the farm was not always easy, but she treasured the memories
of her early life. As a child she would have great adventures riding bikes with her friends to get
a soda at “Muttown” a local store. Farm life also instilled in Janet a lifelong dislike of chickens.
Janet married Robert “Bob” Eugene Curry on November 20, 1966. The couple was
blessed with more than 57 years of marriage, two daughters, one business, and four
grandchildren. Jan was a dog lover and she and Bob had several great pups throughout their
Jan learned not only about hard work growing up, but she developed a deep love of
learning and she placed a high value on education. Jan attended school at Vallonia and
graduated in 1961. Her classmates at Vallonia High School, Class of 1961 created a special bond
that was a blessing throughout her life. Jan went on to attend the University of Indianapolis, at
that time Indiana Central University, graduating in 1975 with a degree in Business
Administration. Jan put this degree to good work when she and Bob decided to open an
engineering firm in 1978. Jan was Bob’s right hand in the family business, Curry & Associates,
where they worked together for 45 years. Jan was the lifeblood of the company and cared
greatly for the employees and clients.
Jan shared her love of education and encouraged her daughters, Lori and Lynn, to
pursue their dreams, wherever they might lie. This encouragement led the girls to earn no less
than 6 degrees, combined. Lynn is an attorney and Lori is an engineer. Jan was an incredible
mother, wife and friend to all. Jan encouraged and loved her daughters in every way. She
treasured her grandchildren and loved their precious hugs and times together.
Janet’s faith in Jesus was the foundation of her life. Her faith journey began as a child at
Driftwood Christian Church near Vallonia, where she was active in youth ministries, was
baptized and later married to Robert Curry, her best friend and love of her life. Jan was a
member of Avon Christian Church for many years and has been blessed by her church family at
Bartlett Chappel for the last 30+ years. Jan and Bob also attended Mt. Zion Methodist Church
in Medora when they were spending time at Strawberry Ridge. Janet was thankful for the
many wonderful friends the Lord brought into her life.
Janet loved life and lived it to the fullest. She cherished her family and friends, and
spending time together. She loved being with family and traveling together. She had the gift of
hospitality and always made you welcome. She loved her family and loved hosting holiday
gatherings and cookouts, bringing together family and friends. These events often included
playing Euchre, a life-long love of hers that started on her grandfather’s knee as a toddler.
Jan was a sports enthusiast and loved watching Purdue and Butler basketball with her
husband. She loved to read, and passed that love to her daughters, who often talked about
their fictional friends together. Her love of reading led her to serve at the Washington
Township Library, where she was active in Friends of the Library, and served on the Board of
Directors for several years.
Janet was preceded in death by her mother (Florence), father (Roy T.) and brother
(Jack). She is survived by her loving husband Bob, who was her rock of support through life,
and especially through this last battle with cancer. Daughters Lynn (John) Barrett, Lori
(Michael) Young, grandchildren Darian, Andrew, Henry and Elizabeth. Along with much loved
nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Friday, January 12, 2024 from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m., Celebration of Life to begin at 6:30pm at Bartlett Chapel Global Methodist Church, 4396 E. Main St., Avon, IN 46123. A second visitation will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Johnson Funeral Home, 2005 S. Main St., Vallonia, IN 47281, a Graveside Service will follow in the Vallonia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to The Gideons International or theAmerican Cancer Society
in memory of Janet (Jan).
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