Janis J. Root, 79, of Vidor died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.

A native of San Diego, Calif., she has lived in Vidor for 64 years and was a homemaker.  

Janis was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheron Ball; parents, Clarence and Murial Holloway; brother, Harold Pierce. 

She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Daws of Vidor; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.