Elizabeth Janell (Grasse) McNeel

Elizabeth Janell (Grasse) McNeel was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Cortez, the daughter of Joseph Noel and Georgia C. (Hogue) McNeel.

She passed away at Vista Grande Inn on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the age of 78.

Janell graduated from Cortez High School in 1953. She loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. Janell also enjoyed working in her garden, painting and collecting antiques.

Surviving Janell are her children, Deborah Burris Leach of Florissant, Mo., Ron Burris and wife, Berlina of Kemmerer, Wyo., Larry Adams Jr. and wife, Sandy of Mesa, Ariz., and Brenda Herndon of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and brother, Don McNeel of Cortez.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Georgia McNeel; and brother, Gene McNeel.

Cremation has taken place, and services will be held at a later date.

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