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I love you Mrs. Whit. I loved being called rascal and getting a hug every time I came in to say hello, even after I stopped taking flex. I remember you congratulating me on my acceptance to college, being there when I submitted the application, you really went above and beyond the call of being a phenomenal teacher. I'll have fun in New York for you, just like you asked.


Posted by: Kristen Manchenton - Purchase, NY   Nov 27, 2016

I am shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Janey. It was truly an honor and privilege to have known her, worked with her at Lafayette, and she will always hold a special place in my heart. Janey's keen wit and marvelous sense of humor along with her colossal heart for LHS and her family will be sorely missed. May God grant His peace, comfort and strength to Whit's family and friends as only He can.


Posted by: Jana K. Ward - Eureka, MO   Nov 27, 2016

I taught with Janie for all of her 31 years at Lafayette. She will be dearly missed by all. I will miss her humor and quick retorts. May God send comfort to her family and friends.


Posted by: Theresa Gornet - Chesterfield, MO   Nov 27, 2016

May it comfort Ms. Whit's family to know just how loved she is by her Lafayette community. We are grateful to her for all the kindness bestowed on our kids. She is remembered fondly and will be missed.


Posted by: Frederick & Dania Catalano - Wildwood, MO   Nov 27, 2016

My husband & I are sorry for you loss. We will miss Janey. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family.


Posted by: Mark & Julie Lantz - Ballwin, MO   Nov 26, 2016

Ms. Whit will forever be missed. She was one of my best friends, and never failed to make me smile. I remember the first few weeks of flex being extremely cold, so Ms. Whit brought in her own blankets. Or the time when she got me a birthday card with a bookmark. I especially loved the days when we were the only two people in the flex room so we talked about her plans for retirement, and how she wanted

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Posted by: Grace Gregory - Wildwood, MO   Nov 26, 2016

I send my deepest sympathy to the family and many friends who were blessed to have known Janey.


Posted by: Sandy Pinkstaff - Ballwin, MO   Nov 26, 2016

Words cannot express the sadness the LHS family is feeling. Mrs. Whit was loved by all at LHS - past and present - she will be missed. She was one fine lady. Sincere sympathy to her family.


Posted by: Susan Curtis - Ballwin, MO   Nov 26, 2016

I am so saddened to hear of this. Janey was my sorority sister and the little sis of my friend John Mathis. I have many happy memories of her smiling face and her fun sense of humor. I'm thinking of her family and friends at this difficult time.


Posted by: Ruth Bradshaw - Kansas City, MO   Nov 26, 2016

Janey has been both my teacher and my colleague, and in both roles, she was warm, helpful, funny, and supportive. She was a special person, and the LHS community will miss her dearly.


Posted by: Jenny Ingram - Saint Louis, MO   Nov 26, 2016