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Janette (Thompson) Alt

Janette (Thompson) Alt, age 77, of Galion, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at her home after a battle with cancer.

She was born March 3, 1936 in Samoset, Florida the daughter of the late William Kenneth and Hazel Finney (Musick) Thompson. She was a 1954 graduate of Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Florida. She had been a secretary for 20 years at St. Mark’s School in Longwood, Florida. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem, Shelby Settlement. Janette enjoyed golfing, traveling, cooking, sewing and crafts. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Janette is survived by her husband: William P. Alt; 2 daughters: Sharon (Nick) Shields of Nashville, TN and Deborah (Jeff) Corn of Westerville, OH; 4 grandchildren: Nikolai Shields, Noah Shields, Nicole Corn and Faith Corn; a brother: Keith (Jennie) Thompson of Lake Jackson, TX; a sister Patsy (Randy) Peters of Colorado Springs, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother: William “Billy” Kenneth Thompson, Jr.; a sister: Iris Gail Goff.

The family will greet friends on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 10-10:30 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM with Father Michael Gieger, officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to the church. Care provided by Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Kristin Olson says:

    Sharon, we are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We know she is resting in a better place. Your family will be in Jack’s nighttime prayers.
    Praying for peace and comfort for you during this difficult time.
    Kristin and Mark Olson

  2. Scott Evans says:

    We are very sad about Janettes passing but glad she got to Ohio to be closer to her family. She was a sweet and classy lady and I will miss her.

  3. Sharon says:

    We love and miss you, Mom.

  4. Gary Francisco says:

    Bill and family —– Was saddened to here of Jeanette’s passing. I will always remember the good times I had at your place in Errol Estates. Know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. Blessings to you all…………. Gary Francisco

  5. Teresa Colter Freeman says:

    Dear Sharon and Family, I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss of your dear sweet mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are glad that your mother’s suffering is over and that she is completely healed and comforted by our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. I pray that God will comfort you and hold you up as this is such a sad time for you all. Please know that we are with you in spirit, even though we can not be there with you in person. Hope to see you soon, Sharon, my dear sweet Kindergarten friend!

  6. charlene thompson says:

    Sharon and family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I know these past couple of months have been extremely hard for you. I also know that your mother had so much love and support all the way to the end! And you have to know how comforting that had to be for her. I have faith that this journey will lead you where our good Lord wants and needs you. I will sure miss you my sweet Tallahassee friend. Until I see you again——-Hugs and Kisses!!!

    Love ya
    Charlene Thompson

  7. Beverlee Steed says:

    Dear Uncle Bill, Sharon and Debbie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, we are so saddened at the loss of our dear Aunt Nette. She was such a precious lady and a beautiful example of a loving wife, mother and grandmother. We know that we will see her again, but until then she will be greatly missed. We pray that God will comfort and give you strength, we love you!
    Beverlee, Scott, Sean and Ashley, and Leanne

  8. Jean Jacobs says:

    Sharon, We were so sad to hear of your mom’s passing but we know she is in a better place. Everyone here at Epiphany sends their love to you and your family. We love you and miss you and wish we could all give you a big hug at this time.Love from Jean and your Epiphany family

  9. Sara Tubergen says:

    Hi Bill, Sharon and Debbie,
    I am very sad to hear of Aunt’s Janette’s passing. I will always hold fond memories of the times I visited during the two years Karen lived in Florida. You both made me feel so welcome and a little more at ease leaving Karen in Florida, knowing that the two of you were nearby. Uncle Bill, I haven’t forgotten that I owe you a dinner. Now that you are living closer, I will make it home sometime and and buy you dinner.
    Sometimes when I think of the loss of my loved ones, it feels like someone has cut a part of me away, but then the pain lessens and I go on with life. I just want you to know, that I know it hurts so much, but as time goes on, the pain will lessen. At times when the hurt is severe, I always think of one of my favorite quotes, “No two Christians ever meet for the very last time.” Someday, we’ll all be together happy in heaven. Our loved ones who have passed are not sad, they are in a better place and in a way still here with us. I always think, they don’t want us to be so sad, but to live our lives here the best we can in preparation for a live with them and Jesus in heaven.
    I don’t know if any words can make this time easier for you. Please know that you are all in my prayers.
    Praying for you with all my heart!
    Sara Tubergen

  10. Don Thompson says:

    Uncle Bill, Sharon, and Debbie:

    We are so saddened at the loss of Aunt ‘Nette. We loved her so .. She was such a sweet, loving person. She always treated us kids so nice. When I think of her, I see her smile, and hear her laugh. Our prayers are with you all in the comings days, weeks, … Prayers for comfort and peace. We know we will see her again some day, but she will be missed so much! Love, Don & Libby

  11. Betty & Ken Meyers says:

    Bill and Family

    You and Janette have been a huge part of our lives for so long, always there when we needed you . Now, we can’t be there for you in your time of need. We’re so sorry.

    Boy did we have some great times together, we’ll cherish them always. Cruises, card games and Germany, we did it all. It was tough when you moved to Ohio, but this is the ultimate tough.

    Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers and you have our love forever. As Janette wouldn’t say good-bye when you two left Florida, we’ll not say it now. Just rest in peace our dear, dear Friend. Hopefully we’ll meet again.

    Love, Betty & Ken Meyers

  12. Shannon Sigler says:

    Dear Sharon,
    We are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
    Much love to you all, Shannon, Todd, & Savannah Sigler

  13. Nancy Broks says:

    My Dear Friend Sharon,

    My heart cries for you and your family. I know how much of a struggle these past few months have been for you. I wish I could give you a hug. If your mom was anything like you, she was a special person. And I bet she was an awesome Mom! She is at peace in that special place heaven.

    Love you,


  14. Terri Callanan (Meyers) says:

    Mr. Alt and Family,
    Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Will always remember the weekend card games with my parents and you and Mrs. Alt; while we played with Sharon and watched scary shows.
    Love Terri, Kevin & Ryan

  15. Catherine Branch says:

    Sharon and Family:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and help you find strength in this time of sorrow.

    Harold, Catherine, Jimmy, and Cassidy Branch

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