Janet Elaine Bennett, 72 years, of Sherwood passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her family by her bedside. Janet was born July 13, 1943, the daughter of the late Shirley and Gladys (Gordon) Musselman. She was a 1961 graduate of Paulding High School. She married Victor G. Bennett on August 10, 1963 in Cecil, Ohio. Janet worked as a cashier at Kmart for 15 years until her retirement in 1999. She previously worked as a teletype setter at Defiance Crescent News. Janet and Victor were members of the Cecil Presbyterian Church. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years. Janet was a caring and compassionate person and was a caretaker for her parents for many years before their passing. Janet cherished her time with her friends, family, and two dogs, Brandy and Bridget. She found enjoyment in the simple things in life, whether it be spending time outdoors, caring for her flower gardens or creating oil paintings. Janet also enjoyed helping out on the family horse farm.
Surviving is her husband, Victor of Sherwood; three children, Steven (Amy) Bennett of Sherwood, Jeffrey Bennett of Defiance, and JaNann (Naylan) DeVaux of Sherwood; two grandchildren, Brianna and Garrett Bennett. She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant daughter, Shelley Ranee Bennett, and one sister, Mary Jane Musselman.
Visitation for Janet Elaine Bennett will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor David Meriwether officiating. Interment will follow in Rochester Cemetery, Cecil.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Sherwood Library, 117 North Harrison Street, Sherwood, Ohio 43556.