Mrs. Janice K. Tovey

Published 10:46 pm Sunday, June 13, 2010

By Staff
Mrs. Janice Kaye Barger Tovey, age 64, a resident of 117 Forecastle Court, Washington, died Saturday June 12, 2010.
Memorial services will be 7:00 pm Tuesday June 15, 2010 at the Yankee Hall Plantation, 3332 Yankee Hall Rd., Greenville, NC 27834 and will be conducted by The Rev. A. Donald Weisner.
Jan was born in Cook County Illinois on October 24, 1945 to the late Douglas and Faye Dudgeon Barger. On May 7, 1994 she married Donald Arthur Buck who survives. She was a 1963 graduate of Fenton High School, received her BA and MA from Illinois State University, her Doctorate from Purdue University and was a Professor of English with East Carolina University for seventeen years. Dr. Tovey was the Chair of the Faculty Senate at East Carolina University, 2008 and 2009. She was also an active member in the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), Society for Technical Communication (STC), and was serving as President of the Council for programs for Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC).
Survivors include her husband, Donald A. Buck of the home; two sons, Mark Tovey and Crystal of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, Kevin Tovey and wife Tanya of Hendersonville; two sisters, Wendy Johnson and husband Bruce of Chatham, Illinois, Darlene Barger of Lisle, Illinois; one brother, Douglas Lee Barger, Jr. of Bensenville, Illinois and three grandchildren, Zachary Tovey, Abigail Tovey and Caden Tovey.
Memorials may be made to the Department of English, ECU Foundations, Inc, c/o Department of English- Jan Tovey, Greenville Centre, 2200 South Charles Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858.
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Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Tovey family.
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