Created on Saturday, 03 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Janet I. Lane, 91, of West Mansfield, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Logan Acres Care Center in Bellefontaine.
Born in Columbus on Jan. 12, 1922, to the late Herbert C. and Anna Chambers Bower, she married Raymond P. Lane on Feb. 20, 1942, in Columbus and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2001.
She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Peggy Ellen; two sisters, Lois Smith and Leta Nesser; and a daughter-in-law, Marcia Lane.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Wendell) Connolly of Zanesfield; a son, Dennis (Mary Jane) Lane of Bellefontaine; five grandchildren, Michael (Julia) Alspaugh, James Alspaugh, Jennifer (Roger) Darr, Ryan (Michelle) Lane and Carrie (Colin) Yoder; 11 great-granchildren, Jenna and Megan Alspaugh, Jacob and Reiss Hall, Alek and Victoria Darr, Reilley, Nolan and Averi Lane, and Carter and Caden Yoder; a sister, Wanita (David) Nesser of Bellefontaine; a sister in-law, Hazel Lane of Indian Lake; and several and nieces and nephews.
She was employed as Clerk of Courts of Logan County from 1969-1985 and was a 1940 graduate of Worthington High School.
She was a member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, where she held various offices was honored by being named a lifetime member and was a member of the Kings Daughters for 60 years.
A selfless person, she always put the needs of others before her own. Janet loved watching her son and grandsons play baseball. She was an avid fan of whichever teams her son and grandsons played for and also the Cincinnati Reds.
She enjoyed writing poetry, traveling with Ray in retirement and tending the vegetable garden, a skill she learned from her father.
The Rev. Doug Thomas will officiate a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, 212 E. Center St., West Mansfield. Calling hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made ot he West Mansfield United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.