Janice Lorraine (Eaton) Cunningham

January 15, 1962 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 60)


Janice Lorraine Cunningham of St. James passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO. She was 60 years of age.

Janice was born on January 15, 1962 to Dwight and Shirley Rodgers Eaton in Centerville, Illinois.

She married the love of her life, Darrell Cunningham, on February 23, 1980, in Steelville, MO.

Janice is survived by her husband, Darrell, and two sons, Mook Cunningham and wife Sara of St. James, Bubba Cunningham and wife Kaitlyn of St. James, and one brother, Wayne Eaton and wife Gina of Cahokia, Illinois, her grandchildren, Jack, Connor, River, Briar, Hudson, Harrison, with one more grandchild on the way, along with nieces and nephews, Rachael, Kevin, Brittney, Tony Jr., Chris, and Ronnie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Gail VanMeter.

Janice lived a very happy and fulfilling life. She had a successful career in banking and finance for over 30 years before retiring to focus on family business ventures for the last 10 years. Janice enjoyed racing for many summers at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. She loved fast cars, particularly her own 1969 Chevy Camaro, which was her first car and a gift from her father. Janice loved animals, always stopping to help stray animals find their way back home. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends, and would meet with them frequently to enjoy lunch or shopping.

Janice was a faithful follower of Christ and very involved at First Church of God in St. James. She also volunteered her time serving at many different places within the community. Janice loved her family and was a very proud grandmother. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, who always looked forward to their visits with “Mimi.” She enjoyed taking family trips to Branson and to the Smoky Mountains. Some of Janice’s best times, though, were days spent at home on her farm, celebrating holidays, fishing at the creek, and riding the side-by-side with her dog, Addie. Janice will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Janice Cunningham’s visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the First Church of God in St. James, with Don Carson officiating. Pallbearers will be Mook Cunningham, Bubba Cunningham, Cody Cunningham, Matt Woessner, and Seth Black. Burial will be at the St. James Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Caring Center or the St. James Humane Society.

All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

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January 26, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Funeral Service
January 27, 2022

10:00 AM
First Church of God Church (St. James)

January 27, 2022

St James Cemetery


St. James Caring Center
St. James MO 65559

Phelps County Animal Rescue
745 E Springfield, St James MO 65559
Tel: 1-573-261-3134

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