She was born Oct. 2, 1945, daughter of Donald “Dick” and Marian (Cook) Smith. Janet was born and raised in New London until she was in her teens and moved to Florida with family. She returned to the New London and Norwalk area in 2000.
Janet worked at Christie Lane Industries in Norwalk, where she was actively involved in their numerous activities. She retired from Burger King in Norwalk after 16 years. She worked at Windfall School in Medina County. She had many friends and was very outgoing. Janet will be fondly remembered for her passion of educating the public about developmental disabilities.
Janet is survived by her siblings, Marni (Don) Lewis of Medina, Rev. Archie (Lucile) Smith of New York, Carl Smith (Barbra Kennedy) of California and Christopher Smith of Ohio; two nieces and one nephew; eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by several aunts, uncles, one niece and one nephew.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday Oct. 3, at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the funeral home, with Pastor Doug Lang.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Christie Lane Industries, 306 South Norwalk Road West, Norwalk, OH 44857 or Windfall Industries, 150 Quadral Dr., Suite D, Wadsworth, OH 44281.
Eastman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared with family at eastmanfuneralhome.com.