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Janice (Merritt) Bryant

June 29, 1949 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 72)


Janice (Merritt) Bryant, 72-year-old resident of Zena, Oklahoma passed away on May 3, 2022, in Joplin, Missouri.

Janice was born on June 29, 1949, in Shattuck, Oklahoma.  She was the daughter of the late Kennith and Ruby (Townsley) Merritt.  She united in marriage to Paul Bryant on August 20, 1967, at the Zena Baptist Church.  Janice enjoyed going to garage sales, flea markets, tending to her flowers, photography, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.  She is survived by her two daughters Becky Bryant and Trish Casey (John), her brother John K. Merritt, twelve grandchildren; Madison Threet, McKenzie Strunk, Buck Maples, Lenzie Maples, Jaezie Maples, Kooper Heatley, Brittany Casey, Faith Casey, Micah Casey, Grace Casey, Corey Casey, JJ Casey and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Madison Threet’s residence.  Arrangements under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma.

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