Janel Nichole Balmer 16, of Andover, Kansas, a Rose Hill High School student, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Visitation with the family was 5 ~ 7 p.m.,., Saturday, July 7 at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita, Kansas. A memorial service was at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 8 at Countryside Christian Church.
Survivors include her parents, John and Julie Balmer of Andover, Kansas; a brother, Justin Balmer of Wichita; Kansas, maternal grandparents, Bob and Jane DeWitt of Bentonville, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Tom and JeAnne Balmer and paternal great-grandmother, Katharine Jones, all of Aledo; aunts and uncles, Jill and Robbie Lewis of Concord, N.C. and Scott and Julie Balmer of Aledo.
Memorials have been established with Compassion Ministries, c/o Countryside Christian Church, 1919 S. Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67207 and the Janel Balmer Student Conference Scholarship Fund, c/o Countryside Christian Church.
Downing & Lahey Mortuary East handled the arrangements. Tributes may be sent to the family via HYPERLINK "http://www.dlwichita.com" www.dlwichita.com