July 21, 2024

Janet Elaine Connolly, 76, entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

She was born on July 12, 1941 on the Keller-Koehler farm south of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, the daughter of the late Pearl and Cleta Bahr Koehler. She was a 1959 graduate of Eastern High School.

Janet married Okey Connolly in 1960. They were blessed with a son Brian (Tonya) Connolly of Reedsville; two grandchildren, Karissa J. Connolly and Zachary J. Connolly both of Reedsville. Okey preceded her in death on August 17, 2001 after 41 years of marriage.

Janet held various clerical employments throughout her life, but the most rewarding one was working as a dental assistant for 20 years in the office of R. Craig Mathews in Athens, Ohio.

Janet was a Christian and long time member of the Long Bottom United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, church treasurer and song leader.

She was a member of the Riverview Garden Club for many years and enjoyed the various meetings and outings there. She was also an avid Ohio State football fan.

“To have a friend, you must first be a friend” and Janet was just that to everyone she met. She was a generous person who loved her family and the many friends who supported her in life and provided for her needs while battling her illness. She bore her afflictions with patience and hope and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving her are a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Wilbur Robinson of Alfred; a brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Janet Koehler of Grove City; a sister-in-law, Mary A. Frecker of Reedsville and several special nieces, nephews and many cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Joseph and Eloise Connolly and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Frecker.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, Ohio with Pastor Michael Branch officiating.

Friends and family may call at the funeral home Friday, from noon until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Long Bottom United Methodist Church in care of Mary Grace Cowdery, 62076 St. Rt. 124, Long Bottom, OH 45743

You are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.whiteschwarzelfh.com