Janice Lee Vampola

Janice Lee Vampola

May 15, 1936 – May 28, 2021

 Preceded in death by husband of 66 years, Joseph A. “Big Joe,” and parents, Mary and Jack McDaniel.  Survived by children: Mary Ann Duffy (Ben), Kathleen Alexander (Keith), Susie Barrett (Barney), Joey Vampola (Susy), Barbara Jean Vampola, Jerri Stafford (Larry), Judy Polsley, Barbara Lynn Cone (Danny), Michael Vampola, Ronnie Vampola (Kandi), and Nathan Vampola (fiancée, Ashton); 28 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 1st from 4pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, June 2nd at 11am, West Center Chapel.  Interment: St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Family,
or the American Heart Association.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service, Funeral, and Graveside Service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Cindy Romero Posted May 29, 2021 4:41 pm

    Me deepest condolences to all.
    Gramma Janice was a legend. Strong Lady. Loving Mom & Grandma.
    & so many other titles.
    I was very young when I met the huge family. She took me in, & I always knew she loved me. Words can never describe the love I had for her, & also the heartache, knowing she is gone.
    She is, no longer sick & @ peace. Reunited with Big Joe, once again.
    I love you Gma J. I will treasure the best memories.

  • Colleen Imlay Posted May 29, 2021 9:10 pm

    Vampola family, you have our deepest sympathies. We are praying for God’s peace to comfort you all. All our love,
    Tim and Colleen

  • Michelli (shelli) Sneed Posted May 30, 2021 10:26 am

    Thoughts n prayers to all of you. Both your parents were fantastic people and they will be greatly missed.

  • JOY VANCE Posted May 30, 2021 9:14 pm

    My heat is breaking, but happy at the same time. Aunt Jan and Uncle Joe are forever together again for eternity. I am beyond blessed to have the honor of being their God Daughter. They both will be missed by so many. All my love and prayers to this most loving family.. I wish I was able to attend the services. But know I will be there in spirit.. Lots of love from Texas ! May you both rest in peace in each others arms now!!

  • Kathy Sanford Posted June 1, 2021 2:16 pm

    My Mom, Donna, and Jan were absolute BESTIES! Some of the shenanigans they pulled were hilarious! Like the time they came across an unattended pumpkin stand and decided to help themselves to one pumpkin for each of us kids. Somehow they got caught and when the police pulled up behind them, pumpkins were rolling out of the back! The officer was nice and just followed them back to return the pumpkins. There are many fond memories.
    I was so happy that my Mom and Jan were friends because I was an only child and I loved going over to the Vampola’s house. There was always things going on. I became best friends with Mary Ann, and the rest is history. I’ll bet Jan, Joe and Mom are having a great reunion.

    Thank you for providing a link to the service as I have to work and won’t be able to make it.
    On a serious note, my heart goes out to all of you. She was the Spoke of the family and will be dearly missed by all. May God wrap his loving and healing arms around you and give you comfort.

  • Bonnie Savine Posted June 1, 2021 6:52 pm

    Sending prayers and love to the whole family. Great Aunt Janice was a firecracker and always gave hugs and made me smile. The online virtual vigil was a loving testament to her. So glad I was able to join❤️

  • Steve Friedman Posted June 2, 2021 4:33 am

    We are saying a lot of prayers for you guys. We all send you our condolences.
    -The Friedmans

  • Debbie Scott Posted June 2, 2021 9:11 am

    Sending love and prayers to the whole family.

  • Judy Probst Jackson Posted June 5, 2021 11:25 am

    Condolences from Family in Alabama . RIP Aunt Janice!

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