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Jan Landau

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Jan Landau

Jan Landua, 84, of Gatesville, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2024, in Waco.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 24, at Live Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Jer-ry Raines and Rev. Matthew Hamilton officiating. Interment was in Restland Cemetery.

Janeva Ann Landua was born on Oct. 7, 1939, to Noble and Talma Anderson Haile. She grew up in the Olin community of Hamilton County. She graduated from Fairy High School in 1957, where she was a cheerleader and basketball player and voted “Class Favorite” her senior year. After graduation, she went on to attend Carver Business College in 1958.

She married Billy Earl Landua on Sept. 10, 1960. She worked at Gulf States Telephone Co. in Hamilton until moving to Gatesville in 1964. She answered all the calls for Hamilton County Electric Coop, while raising her family. She then went to work for Barnhill’s Department Store and White Elephant Department Store.

She later began a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as Warden Lucille Plane’s secretary, then for the Wyndham School District and Woodmen State Jail, retiring in 2000.

Jan was an expert seamstress, making clothes for her family. Her favorite job was helping raise her five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of Live Oak Baptist Church, where was a children’s Sunday School teacher for more than 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her children, Waylan Landua and Ronnie Viss; sister Billie Loree Haile; and brothers Tom Haile, Jim Haile, John Haile and Bill Haile.

Jan is survived by her husband, Billy Landua; daughter Cristie Pittman and husband Kurt; daughter- in-love Susan Landua; grandchildren Laurri K Shaw, Clayton Landua and wife Stephanie, Ashley Landua and Natalie Mc-Carley, Riley Miller, Linzi Riley and husband, Dustin, Colton Pittman and Emily Viss; and great-grandchildren Alexis, Kenzliegh, Case, Stella, Kaylor, Justus and Axton.

The family has designated memorials to the Jan Landua Children’s Ministry Fund, c/o Live Oak Baptist Church, 113 FM 107, Gatesville, TX 76528.