Janice Litchfield, age 70, of Gracey, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Bradford Heights in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. In earlier years, Mrs. Litchfield worked as a cook for Trigg Manor Nursing Home and Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Kentucky. She also previously worked at Grupo Antolin Kentucky Industries in Hopkinsville. In recent years, she was a homemaker. She was a previous member of the Ophelia Chapter No. 55, Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Litchfield was of the Baptist faith and served as church pianist at various churches she attended over the years.
She is survived by: her husband of 36 years - Dorris Litchfield, Gracey; one son - Roger Merrick (Anna), Cadiz; two daughters - Wendy Brown, Murray, Kentucky, and Kim Phillips (Tim), Cadiz; one sister - Debbie Clark, Cadiz; five grandchildren - Kendall Merrick, Caleb Brown, Justin Brown, Natasha Shoemaker, and Ashley Nicole Henry; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents - Earl and Lena Wynn Harper; and twin brother - Demis Harper.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Graveside funeral services will be held at the Litchfield Cemetery, 4950 Hurricane Road, Cadiz, KY, at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 22, 2017, with the Reverend Norman Cotton officiating. Burial will follow the graveside service.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Cadiz Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.