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Janice Gaynelle Harris Wimmer

June 20, 1945 - July 27, 2021

Janice Harris Wimmer, 76, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Roanoke, on June 20, 1945. She was the oldest daughter of the late Fred Lee Harris and Audrey Easter Meador.

Janice worked in customer service for Robertson Marketing before retirement. She loved crocheting and sewing in previous years. She also enjoyed reading and listening to music, especially James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkel. Her family and friends will miss her greatly.

Janice is survived by her loving son, Don R. Wimmer, Jr. and his wife, Cynthia Spigle; two sisters, Marcia Oubre and her husband, Jay; Lynna Sloan and her husband, Roger; nephew, Chad Sloan; nieces, Rachael Sloan, Theresa Chielens and her husband, Klaas. Also surviving are numerous other friends and family, especially Victoria Shaver for much love and support in the last few years.

Memorial contributions in Janice’s memory may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

A memorial service and celebration of Janice’s life will be conducted at a later date. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Roanoke is assisting the family.

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Janice, it was such a pleasure working with you at RMG. You were a wealth of knowledge and we had so many laughs. You always loved hearing stories about the grandkids. You always made the best tuna salad. Glad you are no longer suffering. You will be missed.

Posted by Pam Shepard on July 29, 2021

Don I was so sorry to hear about your mother. Losing a mother is difficult, but your happy memories will sustain you in the future. I hope you and Cynthia are coping well. Pat

Posted by Anonymous on July 29, 2021

Janice, I loved working with you at Robertson all those years. You looked out for those around you, gave us tips on how to get the best fries at McDonalds, and laughed with us. You will always be one of my favorite colleagues and I was so surprised and proud when you attended our wedding. It was so special....just like you. I will miss you and hope you rest in peace. Say 'hi' to Sally for us.

Posted by Lauren Spencer on July 29, 2021

Janice came to our wedding and this is one of my favorite pictures from that day.

Posted by Lauren Spencer on July 29, 2021

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