Janet Louise (Holbert) Hemminger was born July 5th, 1939, and she entered into the arms of Jesus and of her beloved Jan on February 14th, 2023. She graduated from Kenmore High School in 1957, serving as accompanist and singing with the Kenmore choir and performing in school theatrical productions. She studied stenography at Kenmore and went on to serve as an administrative assistant at Firestone. She spent the majority of her career as the bookkeeper and co-owner of Hemmco, the machining company she founded with her husband, Jan, and which her two sons still proudly run. She loved her Cleveland Indians, Neal Diamond, playing piano and reading, participating in The Marlboro Women's Club, helping to lead Vacation Bible School and junior choir director at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and found her greatest joy in raising her three children. Her proudest moments were supporting all the activities of her children and grandchildren, whether sports, scouts, music, cosmetology, dance, academics or theater.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jan, her loving mother and father, Georgia and Erskine Holbert and her brothers, Edward and Norman Holbert. She is survived by her beloved children and grandchildren Jon (Debby) Hemminger, Justin and Lindsey; Lora (Hemminger) Jackson , Grace, Faith and Lemuel; Tom (Melissa) Hemminger, Mason and Madison. Also left to cherish her memory are sisters in law Bea Holbert, Clara Holbert and Frances Pangburn, a host of nieces and nephews, Kenmore High School friends including lifelong friends Dee and Lenny Klein, and "the girls," Lynda Burns, Ricki Hudson, Patty Scmidt, Patti Parks, and Shelbie Dubree, great card club friends: Marcia Benson, Linda Robenstine, Marlana Kohler, and lifelong friend and neighbor Lynn Hartsock.
The family will receive friends and relatives at calling hours from 11a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, February 22nd followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Prentice Funeral Home 1154 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44314. A committal service will follow at The Ivy Chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery 2580 Romig Rd., Akron, Ohio 44320.