Janet Sue Perico

Janet Sue Perico, 77, passed away Friday, March 2nd, in Lawrence, KS. Janet was born in Arkansas City, KS on December 30th, 1940. She was born to Lyle and Ione Newman.

Janet lived an exciting life traveling to many countries such as Europe and Spain many times. One of her many passions included teaching, education and traveling. Her kids and grandkids were her drive. In the early 80’s Janet moved to Big Sur, CA where she lived on the coast which she enjoyed immensely. Janet was a High School English teacher, then went on to instruct at KU teaching Women’s Studies and Philosophy. One of her joys was teaching young men how to carry themselves as she was also a House Mother at 2 Fraternities at the University of Kansas. Janet was full of love and had a vibrant personality who taught many to never give up.

Janet is proceeded in death by her son Gregory Allen Perico, her parents Lyle and Ione Newman, sister Linda Steele (Ben), and the father of her children, Berklie Boggs Perico. Janet leaves behind a brother Edward Newman (Patty) Son Doug (Lisa) Perico, Son, Brad Perico, a Daughter Lisa (Dino) Bell, Her grandchildren, Cambria Mayes, Shabrie Perico, Jordan Banks, Alyssa Bell and Damon Perico. Janet also leaves behind many nieces & nephews.

The family would like to thank Presbyterian Manor of Lawrence Kansas for the care they provided.

A Memorial Service & Celebration of Life will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City KS at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to:

Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800

Miami, FL 33131

Messages & Condolences

From GailAnn Saunders-Hillis...

Lisa we’re so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and family. Sending prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Love you.

From Edward Newman...

Janet, Rest In Peace and know that your children loved you very much, as did I. Edward and Patty Newman

From Traci Tole Skrdla...

All of our thoughts and prayers and our precious memories of Janet and all your family.
The Toles – Tommie (2017) Charlotte (2002), Traci and Toby

From Lana Christie-Hayes...

Janet was a light that shined brightly. A beautiful woman. My sincere love and warmest condolences go out to her loved ones.

From Karleen Doty...

Rest in peace my beautiful friend. Doug, Lisa and Brad, I know you loved her so much and I watched you give her amazing care and kindness. See you in Ark city, love you


From Kathy Mayo Sposato...

I am so very sorry Perico Family. Your Mom was a wonderful Lady and I will never forget how nice she was to all of us kids.

From Russell Steele...

Much love going out to my cousins at this time. Aunt Janet meant the world to me.

From Maria Pence Butler...

Lisa, Doug, and Brad, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mom. You are in my thoughts.

From Steve Scaletty...

Doug and Lisa,

Robyn and I are very sorry to hear of your loss and you guys are in our prayers.

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