Janice Carol Harpold, 63, of Ripley passed away Sept. 24, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital following an extended illness, surrounded by her entire loving family.
She was born Nov. 11, 1949, the daughter of the late Asa and Dorothy McClain Harpold of Gay, W.Va.. Janice was a Ripley High School graduate with the class of 1967. She was a longtime and dedicated member of Local 5668 and very proud to be a Woman of Steel. She fought tirelessly for Union rights and a fair and equal workplace. Most recently Janice was an Organizer for the International Union.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Dottie Lou Harpold of Gay.
She is survived by daughters Staci (Nathan) Donohew and Brandi (Cary) Randolph of Evans; grandchildren Stephanie, Megan, Nate, Brady, Jade, Maddi, Izzy and Gatlin; great grandson Grayson; brothers Larry (Enid) Harpold, Phillip (Linda) Harpold and Tim (Tammy) Harpold; sisters Teresa (Doug) Burchett, Vici (Wayne) Shafer and Bev (Harry) Crook, Numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
Nothing made Janice happier than to be surrounded by her grandchildren. She was proud of each and every one of them. They were her most precious treasures in life.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with burial and graveside rites to follow at the Harpold Cemetery, Gay. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.