Janet L. Stauffer, 87, a former resident of Ringtown, currently residing at the Shenandoah Manor Senior Living Community, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, due to complications of the Covid-19 virus.
Janet was born in Bethlehem on December 8, 1932, a daughter of the late Bessie (Evans) and Archie Achey.
After graduating high school in Bethlehem, Janet married and began raising her family, while she assisted her husband of 57 years in the daily operations of the Edward W. Stauffer Funeral Home in Ringtown, until their retirement.
Janet was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ringtown, where she was very active, and was a member of the Dorcas Class. She was a member of the Ringtown American Legion Ladies Auxillary, and the former Ringtown Lioness Club.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Stauffer in 2007, and by two sisters and two brothers, Georgine, Pauline, Leonard and Floyd.
She is survived by her daughters, Vicki, wife of Dennis Hetherington of Lewisberry and Melodee, wife of Robert Stravinsky of Ringtown.
Janet is also survived grandchildren, Jennifer (Troy) Hardy; Jaime (Jessica) Hetherington; Joshua (Heather) Hetherington; Robert (companion Dorothy) Stravinsky; Jill Simons and Holly (Daniel) Bindie; and by 17 great grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Janet will be laid to rest alongside her husband Edward during a private family service at St. John’s Cemetery in Ringtown.
Memorial donations in her memory are asked to be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ringtown, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
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