Janese Upton Lancaster, 95 of Lampasas, TX died Thursday August 30, 2018 at a local nursing home.
She was born June 18, 1923 near Izoro, TX (Coryell County) to parents Ira Upton and Odelia (Hayes) Upton. Janese graduated from Evant High School as Salutatorian and later married Thomas A. Lancaster. They were married until his death in September 2004. Janese had lived in this area all of her life, with the exception of while Thomas served in the military at 2 duty stations. Janese was an active member of First Street Church of Christ in Lampasas, where she taught Bible classes for decades. She loved God. She Thomas went on several mission trips. She loved to entertain, cook and write. She also was dedicated to hosting every visiting preacher at her home for a meal.
She is survived by her sons, Trent Lancaster (Mona), Dale Lancaster, Zane Lancaster (Libby), Tom Lancaster; daughter, Connie Mallett (Mike); brother, Conrad Upton and sister, Bonnie Davis; there are 12 grandchildren, Chelsa Istre (Creg), Melia Lancaster, Tara Mallett, Cassidy Stapp, Brandon Lancaster (Patty), Alandra Teodorescu (Danny), Clint Lancaster (Mitzi), Lyndsay Henson (Steve), Britt Lancaster Deborah, Riley Lancaster, Aspen Roberts, Alicia Green (Todd) and there are 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and by 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
The funeral service will be Sunday September 2nd at 3pm at First Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Smith School Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church building.
Sneed Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.