Janet M. Glessner, 73, born January 19, 1941, passed onto heaven on February 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years Clarence F. Glessner, parents, LeRoy and Monabelle Kurts Prentice; step-father, Frederick Prentice; brother, Virgil Kurts. Survived by children, Debra K. Glessner (Brooklyn, Mich.), Benjamin F. (Bonnie Jo Gagliano) Glessner, Kimberly A. Glessner; granddaughters, Brittanie and Brianna Glessner (Pueblo, Colo); brother, LaVern (Nancy) Kurts (Jackson, Mich.); brother and sister-in-law Marlin and Nancy Huston (Windber, Pa), step-brother, Mike (Linda) Prentice; step-sister, Janet Yates (Fla); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many church family and friends of New Hope Worship Center in Albion, Mich. She enjoyed using her quilting & sewing abilities to make quilts for her grandchildren and children. She was an active participant at New Hope Worship Center, volunteering her time and sewing abilities toward costumes for their annual Holiday programs. The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center for the friendship, comfort and care given to Janet during her stay, and to all of the physicians who cared for her during her illness. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Albion Memorial Gardens, Albion, Mich. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I am sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. I remember her as a very sweet lady that loved her family and friends. I would see her at the dentist office where I was employed. My prayers are with all of you. Carol Davis-McKinney

  2. I really got to know Janet years ago through the women’s bible study at New Hope. She was always an inspiration and was loved by everyone. I was truly blessed to have known her.

  3. Sorry to hear this… She was a great woman… I am glad that I got the chance to know her… my heart goes out to the family…. prayers being sent!!!

  4. So sorry to hear about Janet. Janet was a very special lady and will be missed by many. May she rest in peace. Our prayers go out to the family.

  5. We missed Janet at New Hope Worship Center since she moved away and always will remember her smile and participation in our events through the years. She was a vital part of our church.

  6. I didn’t know Janet, but it sounds like she was a wonderful woman of God. I am happy that she is no longer suffering and that you will be with her again some day, Deb. Love, Vonnie

  7. I knew Janet for more than 40 years. It didn’t take long for me to adopt her as my “Aunt” Janet. I have so many great memories growing up around her, whether it was spending the night, having dinner, or just hanging out at the Glessners. Later after I had grown and moved away, whenever I returned to town, It always brought a smile when I got the change to visit with her. I love and will miss my Aunt Janet, but I am content that she is no longer suffering the ravages of cancer. My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to Deb, Kimmie, Ben/Bonnie and the girls.

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