Janice A. Pumphrey, 73, of Carmi, passed away at 7:14 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Wayne County on January 25, 1946 the daughter of Harry and Neva (Crackel) Blackford. Janice attended school in New Hope and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1964. She married Eldon Ewing and they had two sons, Scott and Steve. She later married James Robert Pumphrey on January 11, 1975 and they had a son, Jason. In 1995 she did what she had always wanted to do and became the owner of Main Street Cafe for 11 years. She then went to work as a cook at Mt. Vernon Rehab. Janice was a wonderful wife and mother who loved her family. She was a member of the Concord Methodist Church.
Janice is survived by her husband, Jim; three sons, Steve (Lisa) Ewing, of Chester, VA, Scott (Karen) Ewing, of Herrin, IL and Jason Pumphrey, of Belleville, IL; two step-daughters, Pamela Isakson, of Alton, IL and Susan Pumphrey, of Junction, IL; brother, Gene (Peg) Blackford, of St. Louis, MO; two grandchildren, Ariana Teachey and Tyler Ewing and one great grandchild, Shepard Teachey. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Neva Blackford and a brother, Glendale Blackford.
Funeral services for Janice A. Pumphrey, 73, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be at Big Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Janice’s memory to the Concord Methodist Church or the Carmi Lions Club and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.