Janet Beverly Franz, 76, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Marion, Ohio, went to live with the Lord on Monday, November 17, 2008.
She was born August 18, 1932 in Gary, Indiana to the late Russell and Marjorie Cook. Janet, a resident of Port Charlotte since 1980, was an avid gardener, crafter, and collector who also loved to cook and care for her family. Her nurturing nature was evident in her years of volunteer work at the local hospitals.
Janet is survived by six children; Rae Ann Willis, Pam (Bob) Fieler, Sandy (Doug) Leedom, Tina (Joe) Koszarek, Denise (Brian) Spires and Tom (Donna) Franz. Janet was a loving grandmother of fourteen grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was also survived by two brothers, Jack (Judy) Cook and Mike (Sharon) Cook, and numerous nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years, Raymond.