May 14, 1946 - May 30, 2018
Janis M. Whitson, 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was born on May 14, 1946, to Clarence and Edith Merritt. Jan worked in the retail industry until 1993, when the store she was working for closed. Instead of finding a new job, she made the decision to help with her grandchildren full time, allowing her daughter to work and finish school. She was the best grandma ever and enjoyed every minute with Taylor and Michael. She loved her New York Yankees, her frogs, her dogs (Charlie and Smokey), and her garden – but her main love was her family. She dedicated her life to her husband, her daughter, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. Jan is survived by her daughter, Dana (Brad) D’Arcangelo; granddaughter, Taylor Logan (Eliott Baker); grandson, Michael Logan; two great-grandsons, London Baker and Troy Baker; brother, David (Sharon) Merritt; and sister, Cheryl (Steve) Krajcik. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Whitson, mother, Edith Merritt, and father, Clarence Merritt. The family would like to sincerely thank the members of “Jan’s Team”, who made it possible for her to finish living her life in her own home. We are so grateful to everyone who helped her – David and Sharon Merritt, Marti Howell, Judy Woods, Judy Windnagle, and Marilyn Martin. We would also like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their caring support. She was so appreciative for all of you. Friends and family will be received at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue (between Secor and Douglas Roads), on Sunday, June 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., where a memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Interment will be private.
Janis M. Whitson, 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was born on May 14, 1946, to Clarence and Edith Merritt. Jan worked in the retail industry until 1993, when the store she was working for closed. Instead of finding a new job,... View Obituary & Service Information
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Janis M. Whitson, 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
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