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Janet E. Philpot
Janet E. Philpot, age 67, of Eaton, OH, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022 at her residence. She was born February 18, 1954 in Dayton, OH to the late Roy and Dororthy Kiracofe. Janet taught special education at Tri-County North & Richmond Community schools for 39 years. She was part owner of Twisted Sisters in Lewisburg, OH with her best friend Judy. She earned her bachelor's degree from Miami University and masters degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Janet loved gospel music & even had the chance to sing at the Grand Ole Oprey in Nashville, TN. She traveled all over with the group Saved by Grace in a ministry as well as a teaching and ministry trip to Kenya. She also wrote for several years in the weekly Register Herald for the article Around the ‘Burg. She is survived by her best friend Judy Mayrer of Eaton, OH; daughter Michelle Sayne of Eaton, OH; bonus sons James “JB” Mayrer of Fairborn, OH, David (Melissa) Mayrer of Columbus, OH, Rick (Cathy) Mayrer of Medford, WI, Craig (Heather) Mayrer of Brookville, OH, Kevin (Tonya) Mayrer of Alvarado, TX, and David Sanders and Aimee of Indianapolis, IN; sister Rita Allen of Sturgis, MI; 13 bonus grandchildren; 1 bonus great-grandchild. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 10:00 am until time of memorial service at 11:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 N. Commerce Street, Lewisburg, OH with Pastor Elbert Sorrell officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Janet can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and the Trinity Lutheran Church. Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Eaton, OH is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.
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Dawn Weeden Feb 28 2022 10:41 AM
Janet had a huge impact on my daughter at Star and I will be forever grateful to her 💕. Clara loved Ms.Philpot
Alisa James Feb 19 2022 9:07 AM
So sad to hear this. Janet was a kind hearted person. She played at our wedding at the Methodist church in Boston. The year was 1985. She played the piano beautifully. 🎹 She was a lover of music and loved her friends and family especially Michelle. God received a musical angel. 😇
Kelly Parks Feb 19 2022 8:10 AM
Very sorry to hear of this sad news. I will forever cherish the memories with Grandma Judy and Janet growing up— from our trips to Amish Country and fostering a love of reading through the adventures of Captain Underpants. I know the adventures of the Twisted Sisters would spread joy and laughter everywhere they went.
Grandma— I hope you are reflecting on all of the good times you and Janet had over the years— I love you.
Eric Mayrer Feb 18 2022 9:53 AM
Such a good friend.....I will see her again.
Elizabeth A. Haskett Feb 17 2022 3:21 PM
Janet will be deeply missed by all in the Transportation Department at the Preble County Council on Aging. She was a joy to see early in the morning and always had great conversations.
Amy Taulbee Feb 16 2022 11:09 AM
So sorry to hear this my prayers and love go out to Michelle and family.
Jean Davis Feb 15 2022 7:30 PM
Sorry to hear about Janet we are praying for her family and friends. Thank you for all that you have done for our ministry in Kenya. Love Bishop Josphat Ndumbu, Kenya Africa
Bishop Josphat Ndumbu Feb 15 2022 6:18 PM
My memories of Janet was she was always laughing and spreading joy. She loved Jesus and she loved singing for Him. She was a blessing to me and my wife Kathy. Rest In Peace my sister we love you.
Pastor Mike and Kathy Lakes Feb 15 2022 6:16 PM
Judy, so sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully it will help a little bit knowing all the good times you have shared and having the love and support of family and friends. With Deepest Sympathy!
Barb Bluhm Feb 15 2022 2:39 PM