Janet C. Pape, 62, of 5271 Bayview Road, Celina, and formerly of New Bremen, died at 9:55 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Mercer County Community Health Center.
Janet won her battle with cancer in her own way and on her own terms.
She was born on Dec. 24, 1950, in Celina, the daughter of Virgil and Jean (Grothaus) Lampert.
She married John Pape on Nov. 22, 1973, at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.
Her loving husband John survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her children, Renee (Shane) Homan of New Bremen, Chris (Janel) Pape of New Bremen and Kelli (Ryan) Heckman of New Bremen; by her eight grandchildren, Alex and Chloe Homan, Ella, Allyson and Brady Pape, Austin, Brandi and Tyler Heckman, all of New Bremen.
She is survived by her siblings, Jerry (Marilyn) Fogt of Wellington, Fla.; Rex Fogt of Whitehouse, Jim (Elaine) Lampert of New Bremen, Lee (Shelly) Lampert of Tipp City, Jim (Donna) Pape of New Bremen and Jeff (Kathy) Pape of New Bremen; by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by her in-laws, Paul and Margaret Pape; by a sister-in-law, Sue Fogt.
Janet was a 1968 graduate of New Bremen High School and a graduate of cosmetology school.
She retired from Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, where she had been a cosmetologist. She was an active and faithful member of the New Knoxville United Methodist Church.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. When she retired in 2010 she was able to enjoy the things she loved liked traveling, camping and spending time with her grandkids, family and friends.
Funeral rites will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dennis Gaertner, officiant.
Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High Street, St. Marys.
Memorial gifts may be given to either the New Knoxville United Methodist Church, Mercer County Cancer Association or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to Janet’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 West Spring St., New Knoxville.