NEW HAVEN -- Virginia S. "Ginny" Janovich, 67, was called home on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at her daughter's residence in Carmi.
Ginny was born Jan. 18, 1950, in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of Fred Ralph and Virginia Evelyn (Byrd) Mead.
She married Robert Joseph Janovich in 1973, and he preceded her in passing on May 9, 2003.
Ginny owned and operated her beloved business, Ginny's Place, in Carmi, where she attained the love and affection of many and was a staple for 30 years at The Coffee Shop.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in New Haven.
Survivors include her son, Gregory Janovich of Carmi; daughter, Chris Bowles of Carmi; eight grandchildren, Kayla Harrison, Dakota Janovich, Nicholas (Morgan) Nelson, Alexis Bowles, Lucas Edmonds, Andrew Bowles, Amanda Bowles and Aiden Edmonds; three brothers, Freddie (Nancy) Mead of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, William Alve "Bill" (Geanie) Mead of Alabama and Tony (Amy) Mead of Evansville, Indiana; lifelong friends, Beth, Teresa and Melody; and close friends, Larry and Keith, who visited daily during her illness.
She was preceded in passing by her parents, Fred Ralph Mead and Virginia Evelyn (Byrd) Page; stepmother, Betty Mead; husband; son-in-law, Ernie Bowles Jr.; and brother, Ralph "Tim" Mead.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, in Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ginny's memory to the family to help with expenses during her illness and will be accepted at the funeral home.