Janet Elaine Wilson, 85, of Scio, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 2, 2018, while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born at Bedford, Ohio on April 9, 1933, Janet was raised in New Athens, Ohio, and was a daughter of the late John J. and Anna Griminger Webb. A 1951 graduate of the former Franklin High School at New Athens, Janet was honored to serve as her class Valedictorian. Following high School, she continued her education in the nursing field. Professionally, Janet served as a nurse’s assistant and bookkeeper and was employed by Scio Pottery, Dr. Scott, Union Hospital, and Gowins Trucking. She was a member of Tabor Ridge Community Church, Bowerston American Legion Auxiliary, various Little League organizations and the Desk and Derrick Association.

Janet leaves behind her children, Debra (Larry) Baker of Carrollton, Robin (Rusty) Lee of Scio, and a son, Ed (Margie) Wilson of Sugarcreek; grandchildren, Ricole “Ricci” Sanders of Dover, Clay Wilson of New Philadelphia, Brode (Rachel) Wilson, Logan (Bailey Goedel) Wilson all of Sugarcreek; great-grandchildren, Hadley Sanders, Orion Sanders and Chole Bracken; her brother, Vernon Webb of Bowerston; a sister, Margie Smith of Columbus; her beloved dog, Annie; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wilson, whom she married on May 23, 1951 and preceded her in death on February 20, 2012.

The family will greet guests on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor John Dunn will lead a celebration of Janet’s life on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the funeral home’s chapel. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions in Janet’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to New Dawn Health Care Center at Dover, the doctors and staff of Union Physicians Services, Community Hospice and to her siblings, Margie and Vernon for their unwavering compassion, care and support.

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622