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Janis M. Shumate Brizendine
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1928
Wyoming County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 2012
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA

The Register-Herald (Beckley, WV) - April 19, 2012
Deceased Name: Janis M. Shumate Brizendine
MCGRAW — Janis M. Shumate Brizendine, 84, was born in McGraw, W.Va. on April 16, 2012, in Louisville, Ky., she completed her life on Earth and was reunited with her loved ones who preceded her to Eternity.
In 1960, Owensboro became home to her family, her husband, Marine M/Sgt. John Brizendine Jr.; daughter, Jana and son, John III, both graduated from Owensboro High School. Jana graduated from U.K. as a physical therapist, married John Mason and moved to Louisville where she began her private practice. John III graduated from W.K.U., married Judy Lutrell, joined the Marines, where he became a helicopter pilot and attained the rank of Lt. Colonel before retiring to California. Following his military retirement he became a teacher of incarcerated youth.
After earning a Master's degree and Rank One degree from W.K.U, she taught school in Owensboro for 30 years. She was a member of Third Baptist Church; Old Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance; Kentucky Retired Teachers; the N.E.A.; American Association of University Women; Chairperson of the J.Z. Moore Historical Alliance; the Womans Club of Owensboro; the Kentucky Colonels; The Owensboro Garden Club; the Art Guild; "Just Write" Group; an oil painting organization; two reading clubs; and the Red Hat Gypsies. Oil painting was her hobby and many of her portraits and landscapes are displayed in homes throughout the U.S.
Preceding her to Eternity were her husband, John in 1995; son, John, in 1998; parents, Lon and Lessie Shumate; brother, Donald Shumate in 2005; and grandparents, Oak and Lura McGraw and R.L. and Nancy Shumate.
She is survived by her daughter, Jana, and her husband, Richard Greenwell; Jana's children, Jessika Hagan and her husband Scott, John Mason and his fiancé Crystal, Briz Mason and his wife Michelle and Ross Mason and his wife Katie; first grandchild, Kelly D'Innocenti and her husband Alessandro (with an additional great grandchild expected in July); great grandchildren, Jerimyah and Avery Hagan, Cassariah, Hailee, Austin and Addison Mason, Tucker Mason and his soon to arrive sister, Priscilla Sue Mason; daughter-in-law, Judy Krider and her husband Jon; brother, Glen Shumate; sister-in-law, Nellie Whisenant and many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was blessed to love and be loved by so many children – daughter, son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the hundreds of children who passed through her classroom. Her hope was to have made a difference in this world and that it's a better place by having been here. She will carry that love into eternity and leave her love with all of you forever.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Dr. Joe Thomas will officiate. Burial will be at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
The family requests that expressions of condolences be sent to the following charities: Intrepid Fallen Heroes http://www.fallenheroes; Navy Marine Corps Relief Society http://www.
Condolences may be made online at www.glenn
Arrangements by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory 
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  John A Brizendine (1925 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Owensboro Memorial Gardens
Daviess County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Apr 20, 2012
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