April 1, 1952 - May 9, 2022
Janet “Jake” Stephens, age 70, of Mentor, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Fairhill Select Medical Hospital, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born April 1, 1952 in Cleveland, OH. She was the beloved wife of Robert "Bob" Stephens, mother of Elizabeth Miller, sister to Janice and Judy, and aunty to generations of children. Janet loved her family deeply and always enjoyed time spent together, be it with her parents on the boat, singing with her sisters, holidays together, or any other excuse to see each other. In her retirement, she and her husband enjoyed trips to the Lake Erie Islands, organizing the annual church car show, and simply spending time together. Over the years, Janet also became the family historian, gathering information dating back to the 1800s. Janet was a 1970 graduate of Mentor High School, attended Euclid General to become an x-ray technician, and trained in nuclear medicine at Hillcrest Hospital, followed by an internship in Philadelphia at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Mrs. Stephens began her career at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland and spent the majority of her working years at Lake Hospitals as a nuclear medicine technician, where she met friends who were with her for a lifetime. Janet was a lifelong member of Erieside Church, where she directed VBS & Christmas pageants and served in children’s ministries and in countless other ways. She loved her church and her Christian family and took great joy in serving them. Janet is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Betty Anthony, her infant brother, Robert John, and her brother-in-law, Eric Habinski. She is survived by her beloved husband and daughter, her sisters Janice Habinski and Judy (Larry) Fritinger, and her nieces, nephews, and their children. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Erieside Church on the Boulevard, 221 E 320th St, Willowick, OH 44095. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Erieside Church, with lunch to follow. The service will also be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EriesideChurch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Stony Glen Camp (5300 W. Loveland Road, Madison, OH 44057) https://www.stonyglencamp.org/donateandserve or Erieside Church on the Boulevard missions fund at their website, https://erieside.org/giving/ A private family burial will be in Mentor Cemetery later this summer. Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH, 44060. Offer condolences at www.brunners.com.
Janet “Jake” Stephens, age 70, of Mentor, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Fairhill Select Medical Hospital, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born April 1, 1952 in Cleveland, OH. She was the beloved wife of Robert "Bob"... View Obituary & Service Information
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