Janet E. (Woodruff) Sponsler

December 24, 1930 ~ February 18, 2021 (age 90)


Janet E. Sponsler  90
of Kenton

Services for Janet E. Sponsler will be private. Burial at Fairview Belle Center Cemetery will be held at a later date. The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton is assisting the family with arrangements.
Janet died on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Arlington. She was born on December 24, 1930 in rural Dunkirk to the late Vern and Alberta (Chamberlin) Woodruff. On May 18, 1957 she married Joe Sponsler and he preceded her in death on December 6, 2006.
Surviving are 2 daughters; Sheri Sponsler of Kenton, Vickie Sponsler of Kenton, a son; William Sponsler of Kenton, 2 sisters; Mildred Owings of Dola, Velma Lamb of Lima, a brother; Vern (Joan) Woodruff of Dunkirk, 2 grandchildren; Jake Sponsler of Bowling Green, William Sponsler Jr of Perrysburg and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 10 siblings; Edna Hiller, Pauline Willeke, Raymond Woodruff, John Woodruff, Harold Woodruff, Paul Woodruff, Robert Woodruff, Dorothy Woodruff, Helen Cozad and Lois Fry.
Janet was a 1949 graduate of Dunkirk High School. She worked at L&K Restaurant, Essex Wire, United Aircraft, Imperial Bondware, and retired from Whirlpool of Findlay in 2001. Janet also always helped on her family farm by helping milk the cows.
She is a former member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Dunkirk. Janet participated as a PTA mother and a Girl Scout Leader.
Janet enjoyed doing word searches and cheering on The OSU Buckeyes and Kenton Wildcats football teams.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bridge Hospice or the Kenton YMCA.
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