OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
115 N Neal, Prairie Grove, AR
Janet Lea Huffaker
1962 - 2013
Published: January 28, 2013
Janet Lea (Reed) Huffaker died Jan. 26, 2013, at her home in Lincoln, Ark., at the age of 50 while battling cancer.
She was born in sunny Bakersfield, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 8, 1962, to two loving parents, Charles and Deanna Gors. She has one older sister, Charlotte, and one younger sister, Barbra. Her family moved to Arkansas in 1972 and she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1981. Shortly after, she became the mother of two loving children and she would later describe this as the most important job she ever had.
She did hold two other jobs that she loved. One was the secretary of the Lincoln Elementary School, to keep a close eye on her children, and the most recent as the APSCAN Liaison [and Dress code enforcer] at Haas Hall Academy.
She has lived in: Tehachapi, Calif.; Morrow and Lincoln, Ark.; Knob Noster, Mo.; and Delta, Colo. She has made friends and memories in each of these locations along the way. Her greatest joys late in life were her two loving grandchildren, Kale and Hailey Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Gors and her mother, Deanna Gors.
She is survived by her 30-year-old son, David Reed and wife, Ting Jiang, of Houston, Texas, and her 27-year-old daughter, Sarah (Reed) Phillips and husband, Kris Phillips, of Lincoln, Ark.; her 2-year-old grandson, Kale Phillips, and her 1-month-old granddaughter, Hailey Phillips. She is survived by her older sister, Charlotte Lougee of Fayetteville, Ark., and her younger sister, Barbra and Jeff Bowen of West Fork, Ark.; as-well-as many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Lastly, she is survived by her honorary third "child," Dozer, her loyal and loving Yorkie.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:30pm at the Frank Holman Lincoln Auditorium, 201 E. School St., Lincoln, Ark. 72744.
The number of lives that she has touched is countless. Because of her loving heart and bright personality, Janet will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Janet's generosity and unmatched sense of humor brought joy to all those around her. The children she left behind, whom she loved fiercely, will miss her the most. Though her time on this Earth was cut short, she will never be replaced or forgotten.