Janet C. Houk

Nov. 15, 1934 - June 25, 2006

Janet C. Houk, 71, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 15, 1934, in Palmyra, the daughter of Curtis and Hasel (nee Bishop) Agen.

She was a lifelong resident of Palmyra and retired from Trent Tube in East Troy.

She is survived by her husband, Richard of Palmyra; daughters, Rhonda (Rob) Leader of Oconomowoc, Debra (Robert) Balk of Eagle and Roxanne (Steve) Pease of Sullivan; four grandchildren, Carlee and Brooke Balk and Hailey and Brandon Leader; sisters, Beverly Nelson of Eagle and Ruth Ann Vetense of Palmyra; brothers, David Agen and Donald Agen, both of Palmyra; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded by her parents.

A private family gathering will be held.

A Flower for the Living

I would rather have a little rose from

The garden of a friend,

Than flowers strewn 'round my casket

When my days on earth must end.

I would rather have a living smile

From one I know is true,

Than tears shed 'round my casket

When this world I bid adieu.

Bring me all the flowers today

Whether pink or white or red,

I would rather have one blossom

Now than a truckload when I'm dead.

Mealy's Funeral Service, 495-2127, is assisting the Houk family.