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Janet L. Allmon

Janet L. Allmon (nee Hofstetter), age 84, formerly of Montville Township and Tucson, Ariz., passed away April 17, 2020, at home in Orwell following health complications, with her loving family by her side.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Montville Cemetery, 9574 Madison Road, Montville.

A Celebration of Life will follow at 12 noon at Montville Community Center, 9755 Madison Road.

Born Sept. 16, 1935, in Chester Township, she was the daughter of Kasper and Thelma (nee Woodard) Hofstetter.

During her lifetime she worked in many roles. Janet worked for the American Society for Metals, doing data entry for the finance department, and was a switchboard operator for Geauga Community Hospital and Manfredi Trucking Company. Primarily through the years she worked as a bookkeeper for Larry Miller, CPA, and was a legal secretary for attorneys William C. Collier, Milt Psenicka and Timothy Hartory.

She always strived to stay busy and obtained her real estate license at KSU, and worked part time for Bazil Realty Company for 15 years.

Janet was a member of the Ohio Women’s Business Association and was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Burton.

She challenged herself and opened Laura Lynn Florist shop in Chardon. Embracing yet another challenge, she took a risk and bought a house sight unseen in Tucson, Ariz. During her 15 years spent in the Arizona desert, she was a certified caretaker in her home for people with special needs. She also managed to find the time to volunteer at the Arizona Children’s Home in Tucson, and she had so much fun with her friends working the concession booths for the Colorado Rockies during spring training.

Janet was always on the go and enjoyed swimming and bowling. Playing Bingo with friends at the senior center and taking bus trips to the casinos were her favorites. She enjoyed working on crafts, going to yard sales and attending craft shows with friends and family. She liked to relax by reading her bible and mystery books. Feeding the pygmy goats their favorite tree branch snack was one of her daily fun things to do in the summertime.

Janet was a very giving person and was always helping others. She was a social butterfly. She was a loving, caring, determined, amazing woman and mother who embraced her faith in God. She will be so sadly missed by her family, who she loved spending time with.

Survivors include her children, sons Rodney Allmon, of Tucson, Randy Allmon (Debbie), of Rock Creek, and daughters Gail Benard (Jim), of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Renee Reed (Ken), of Orwell.

Survivors also include her grandchildren, Lucas Allmon, Tyler Allmon, Tonya Allmon, Aaron Allmon and Rachel Genet; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by three siblings and their spouses, Don Hofstetter (Jean), of Montville, Dan Hofstetter (Joyce), of Lambertville, N.J., and Nona (Rich) Healey, of Egg Harbor, N.J.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kasper and Thelma Hofstetter; and five siblings, Kasper Hofstetter Jr., Loren Hofstetter, Wanda Poshedly, Corrine Ziegler and Neil Hofstetter.

Contributions can be made to The Country Neighbor, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, OH 44076, or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Claire Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110

Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 W. High St., Middlefield, 440-632-0241, is handing arrangements.