Janet Kay Brooks Bisson

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Janet Kay Brooks Bisson, age 67, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Arbor Trace.

Jan was born on February 4, 1954, in Richmond, Indiana, to Harlan and Lois Rohe Brooks. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1972, followed by a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1976 and a master’s degree from the University of St. Francis in 1992. Jan lived in Fort Wayne and Angola, Indiana, for many years and was a dedicated mother to her three children. She spent much of her career as a mental health counselor and organized one of the first HIV/AIDS Task Forces in Northeast Indiana. Jan was also active with her local Tri-Kappa sorority chapter in Angola, helping them raise funds throughout the years with her delicious baked goods and cheesecakes.

Survivors include her three children, Adrian (Beth) Bisson and Drew Bisson (Jennifer Reister), both of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Dr. Lindsay (Kyle) Hardley of Angola; eight grandchildren, Brayden, Alexis, Reagan, and Harper Hardley, Alice Johnson, and Orin, Clark, and Birgitta Bisson; sisters, Sharon Barger and Darlene Carter; three nieces and one great-niece; one nephew and four great-nephews; cousins, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial visitation for Janet Kay Brooks Bisson will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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