, Muskogee, OK


April 2, 2013

Janice Fay (Jewell) Peckham


— Janice Fay (Jewell) Peckham was born March 30, 1949 to Berliey Mae (Anderson) and Wilard Jewell. She died March 30, 2013 at home with her husband, Ray by her side. She was 64 years of age.

Janice was born and raised in Muskogee, OK where she graduated from Central High School. She met Ray Peckham in 1965 and they were married October 28, 1967. Beginning at the age of fourteen, Janice worked at a number of jobs which included becoming an insurance agent before going into her resale business. She loved yard sales, flea markets and all aspects of buying and selling. She never met a stranger and enjoyed finding just the right item for you at her flea market store. She was able to dismantle appliances, tvs, radios and all kinds of electronic devices and get them back in working order. She was really good at figuring out how things work.

Janice is survived by her husband, Ray Peckham; daughter, Wendy Logan; her granddaughter, Amber VanBrunt and husband Jared; grandson, Adam Logan and fiancé Shelby Guffey; great granddaughters, Heavyn Gibson and Mackenzie VanBrunt, all of the Checotah area. She is also survived by two sisters, Cheryl Keefover and husband Max, of Wagoner, OK and Shirley Park and husband Jackie, of Irving, TX; one brother, Orville Jewell of McAllen, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and life-long friends Linda Davis and husband Gary, Janice Yount and husband Danny and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Christine Kilpatrick; her brothers, Edward Jewell and Charles Jewell.

Serving as pallbearers are Gary Davis, Danny Yount, Albert Cooper, Jerry Mayhall, Jair Mayhall, Paul Cather and Donald Cather.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at Checotah Funeral Chapel with Reverend Larry Montgomery officiating. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Checotah Funeral Service.  Friends may send condolences to the family at

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