Janet C. Watkins, 72, of Brunswick, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Brunswick Cleveland Clinic. She was born May 1, 1945 in Kimberly, West Virginia, to Paul and Bettie (Williams) Ashby.
She graduated from Montgomery H.S. and later earned her teaching degree from West Virginia Tech. Janet was a retired math teacher at Strongsville H.S. and also worked for Little Bears Day Care in Brunswick. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Lafayette. Her love of family and church were most important to her.
She is survived by her daughter, Cora (Jay) Carroll of Brunswick; son, John (Andrea) Watkins of Uhrichsville; son-in-law, Alan Watt of Polk; grandchildren, Abigail, Isabelle and Emma Lee Watt; sister, Diana (Jim) Garris of Mount Nebo, West Virginia; brothers, Donald (Jan) Ashby of Sommersville, West Virginia, Denny (Ramona) Ashby of Kanawha City, West Virginia, Ray (Kay) Ashby of Lookout, West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis; daughter, Teresa Watt; sister, Wanda Lewis and brother, Bobby Ashby.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 3 P.M. at Bethany Baptist Church, 7040 Chatham Rd., Medina. Pastor David Zammert will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 1 to 3 P.M. at the church on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Missionary Fund in care of the church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements by Parker Funeral Home, Lodi, (330) 948-1122.