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 Janice Hope <I>Surman</I> Struble

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Janice Hope Surman Struble

Birth
Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, USA
Death
26 Jan 2021 (aged 75)
Burial
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
223429467 View Source

Janice Hope Struble, walked into her heavenly home on Tuesday evening, January 26, 2021, while recovering at home from a recent heart procedure.

Born in Helena, AR, on October 13, 1945, Hope was the youngest daughter of the late Edward Eugene Surman and late Pauline Balentine Surman. She graduated from Central High School in 1963 and earned an Elementary Education degree from Ouachita Baptist University in 1968. Before completing college,

Hope was widowed when her late husband, 1st Lt. Pryor Wheat, was killed in Vietnam in September 1967.

After graduation, Hope moved to West Palm Beach, FL, where she worked as a teacher for First Baptist School. Through family members, she met Roger Struble while attending church. The couple married at First Baptist Church West Palm on August 6, 1970, with Hope's late uncle, Rev. George Balentine presiding.

Throughout her life, Hope enjoyed serving others and was highly sought after for her decorating and hospitality abilities. During Roger's graduate school years in San Antonio, TX, she worked as a Head Start educator, teaching children in need. Upon their move to Memphis, TN, the family joined Bellevue Baptist Church, and Hope volunteered for many years before joining their staff, where she served as a Ministry Assistant in the Worship and Music Department for over a decade. After retirement, the couple moved to Fort Worth to be near their grandkids, and they became members of Birchman Baptist Church.

Hope is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Roger; her son, Edward (Anna-Marie) Struble and his children, James, Maddie, Emma, and Andrew; her son, Tim (Sarah) Struble and his children, Jackson, Julia, Jacob, Jillian and Jane; a sister, Linda (Walter) Rose; nephews, Walter Rose, Jeff Rose, Paul Rose; nieces, Susan Hornor, Cindy Stewart, Katy Surman, and Jenny Coldewey; great-nephews, Stewart Hornor, Daniel Surman, Kendall Stewart, and Samuel Rose; great-nieces Suzie Harrison, Amanda Surman, Kelly Mariott, Bayley Stewart, Sarah Rose, RayAnne Coldewey, Micah Coldewey, and Lila Coldewey; and several great-great nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Surman and Jon Surman, an infant sister, Norma Jean Surman, and a nephew, Mike Surman.

Hope loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her desire was for all of her friends and family to know Him personally, too. "But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever." (1 Cor 15:51-52)
Memorial donations may be made to the Birchman Baptist Church Widow's Fund.

Janice Hope Struble, walked into her heavenly home on Tuesday evening, January 26, 2021, while recovering at home from a recent heart procedure.

Born in Helena, AR, on October 13, 1945, Hope was the youngest daughter of the late Edward Eugene Surman and late Pauline Balentine Surman. She graduated from Central High School in 1963 and earned an Elementary Education degree from Ouachita Baptist University in 1968. Before completing college,

Hope was widowed when her late husband, 1st Lt. Pryor Wheat, was killed in Vietnam in September 1967.

After graduation, Hope moved to West Palm Beach, FL, where she worked as a teacher for First Baptist School. Through family members, she met Roger Struble while attending church. The couple married at First Baptist Church West Palm on August 6, 1970, with Hope's late uncle, Rev. George Balentine presiding.

Throughout her life, Hope enjoyed serving others and was highly sought after for her decorating and hospitality abilities. During Roger's graduate school years in San Antonio, TX, she worked as a Head Start educator, teaching children in need. Upon their move to Memphis, TN, the family joined Bellevue Baptist Church, and Hope volunteered for many years before joining their staff, where she served as a Ministry Assistant in the Worship and Music Department for over a decade. After retirement, the couple moved to Fort Worth to be near their grandkids, and they became members of Birchman Baptist Church.

Hope is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Roger; her son, Edward (Anna-Marie) Struble and his children, James, Maddie, Emma, and Andrew; her son, Tim (Sarah) Struble and his children, Jackson, Julia, Jacob, Jillian and Jane; a sister, Linda (Walter) Rose; nephews, Walter Rose, Jeff Rose, Paul Rose; nieces, Susan Hornor, Cindy Stewart, Katy Surman, and Jenny Coldewey; great-nephews, Stewart Hornor, Daniel Surman, Kendall Stewart, and Samuel Rose; great-nieces Suzie Harrison, Amanda Surman, Kelly Mariott, Bayley Stewart, Sarah Rose, RayAnne Coldewey, Micah Coldewey, and Lila Coldewey; and several great-great nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Surman and Jon Surman, an infant sister, Norma Jean Surman, and a nephew, Mike Surman.

Hope loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her desire was for all of her friends and family to know Him personally, too. "But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever." (1 Cor 15:51-52)
Memorial donations may be made to the Birchman Baptist Church Widow's Fund.


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