Janice L. Cumbey
Janice L. Cumbey

ROANOKE, Ind. — Janice L. Cumbey, 64, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was a 1967 graduate of Crestview High School in Convoy, Ohio, and a 1968 graduate of Warner Beauty College. She worked as a beautician for 38 years, owning her own business, M.J.’s Classic Styles in Roanoke, until her retirement in 2003. She was a member of Seminary United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, and Roanoke American Legion Post 160 Auxiliary. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren.

Jan was born Sept. 24, 1949, in Convoy, the daughter of Eldin and Lucille (Marquardt) Rhoades. On Jan. 19, 1970, she married her beloved husband Thomas Cumbey Sr. in Convoy, and he passed away Jan. 8, 2003.


She is survived by two sons: Tom (Tina) Cumbey Jr. of Oswego, Ill., and Bob Cumbey of Roanoke; two grandchildren: Madeline and Carter Cumbey; three brothers: David (Alice) Rhoades of Ohio City, Ohio, Dwight (Connie) Rhoades of Van Wert, Ohio, and Dennis (Susan) Rhoades of Convoy; a sister: Joy (Al) Goodman of Elgin, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Roanoke Memorial Chapel of Deal-Rice Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the Saturday, Jan. 18 11 a.m. funeral service at Seminary United Methodist Church, 285 N. Seminary St., Roanoke. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to Seminary United Methodist Church, c/o Roanoke Memorial Chapel, 240 Crestwood Dr., Roanoke, IN 46783.

Online condolences to dealricefuneralhomes.com.