2017-03-18 / Obituaries

Janet K. Hedges

Janet K. Hedges, age 76 of Lancaster, formerly of Baltimore, died March 14, 2017, at Fairfield Medical Center. Janet was born to the late Dors and Roseann Wilson Wilkinson on July 24, 1940, in Sugar Grove. Janet and her late husband, “Chuck” retired from the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home in Lancaster and previously lived at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home in Baltimore. She was a member of St. Mathew Lutheran Church and a past member of the Lancaster Commandery Auxiliary. She was an amazing person with a heart of gold, always willing to help out anyone and loved her animals. Janet will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Janet was survived by her daughters, Pamela S. (Michael) Hock and Tina M. (Bill Behrens) Hedges; sister, Freda Groff; brother, Harry (Linda) Wilkinson; brother-in-law, Jack Blankenship; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, the Conley family.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Hedges; parents, sister, Betty Westerman; and brothers, Perry and Fred Wilkinson.

A special thanks to the staff of Fairfield Medical Center, Mt. Carmel East, Dr. Meliotes and Dr. Wilmer and Associates.

Caring Cremation(r) has taken place through the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home. A Memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday March 26, 2017, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. A private burial will take place at a later date at Stukey Cemetery. Memorials can be made in Janet’s name to either St. Matthew Lutheran Church 213 5th St. Sugar Grove, OH 43155 or the Aladdin Shriner’s Hospital 3850 Stelzer Rd. Columbus, OH 43219. Online condolences can be made at www.funeralhome.com

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