Janice Marie Gallop, 67, of Duncan passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Duncan with her family by her side. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Chisholm Trail Church of Christ with the Rev. Leonard Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 5-7 p.m.
Janice Marie Gallop was born on Nov. 30, 1949, in Duncan, Oklahoma to William Bruce Gillaspy and Helen M. Gillaspy (Nowlin). Janice graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 1971 receiving her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. From there she would go on to teach elementary school in Irving for eight years and in Empire for twenty years she continued to teach as a substitute teacher for the children at Marlow Public School. Janice was a loving mother and grandmother she was a faithful member of the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ in Duncan where she enjoyed participating in church activities and helping with the Memorial garden; she was an avid reader, she enjoyed bird watching, going to basketball games and participating in her granddaughters activities.
She is preceded in death by her parents William and Hellen Gillaspy. She is survived by her daughter, Sharla Gallop of the home, her granddaughter Jaden Gallop and many close friends and cousins. Pallbearers for the service will be Jason Hosch, Jason Foster, Terry Bergner, Brad Reed, John Smith and Doug Marrow. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Retherford and the elders of Chisholm Trail Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ Memorial Garden at 3204 W Beech Ave, Duncan, OK 73533 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 23, 2017