Janet Shepherd

December 20, 1953March 2, 2018
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Janet A Shepherd, age 64, passed away after a long battle with cancer on March 2, 2018.

She was a lifelong Summit County resident, who graduated from Revere High School in 1972. Janet was employed by Akron Children’s Hospital for over 25 years.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years John “Casey” Shepherd; daughters Jessica (Allan) Carey and Becky (John) Helch, along with her three grandchildren Alivia Helch, James Carey, and Ivy Helch, who were the light of her life.

Janet is also survived by her sister Laurie (Michael) Gibson and her brother David Keller, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A special thank you to Doctors Hazara and Matt-Amaral along with their staff members for the care they provided.

Family will receive friends for the Memorial Visitation on Monday, March 12th, 4 – 7 PM in the Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St Akron, OH.


  • Memorial Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018

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Charmagne Nye Boardman

March 7, 2018

So very sorry for your great loss Casey and family. Janet was one of the sweetest and kindest persons that I have ever known. I remember our younger years fondly. Especially the trip she and I made to Virginia Beach in our late teens. We had such a wonderful time. May God bless you all and give you the strength to get through these tough times. Janet was truly a gem.
Charmagne Nye Boardman

March 6, 2018

Janet, my dear friend, miss you. You were one of the nicest, thoughtful people I know. Bless you. Heaven certainly has gained an angel on March 2.


Donna Blair

March 6, 2018

Janet will be missed by many. She was great to work with at Children's. She always got the work done and was a very kind, lovely, friendly soul. She loved life and her family. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and other friends.
Donna Blair

Gail Graise

March 6, 2018

What a sweet woman. She left her mark in the hearts of many during her lifetime. She will be greatly missed. Casey, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Daren Marshall-Meek

March 5, 2018

Casey and family, I am so very sorry about Janet's passing. I will remember you both from CHMCA. May her love and Loving memories always comfort you. May your faith bring you peace.

Betty Vandermeer

March 5, 2018

Janet always had a kind word and smile when I encountered her in the corridors of Children's Hospital. I am sorry for your loss and pray her sweet memory will forever be in your hearts.


March 5, 2018

I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Janet's passing. Casey, my prayers are with you, and your family. RIH, SWEET JANET

Patty Gradisher Dyer

March 4, 2018

Dear Casey, Sally, and families,

I am so very sorry for your loss! My first memory of meeting Janet was when I worked at the Pollyanna Shop years ago when she and Casey came into the store where Sally managed. Janet was so sweet and you made such a beautiful couple, Casey.

Keeping you in my thoughts and my prayers...God bless Janet’s soul.

Kim McCurdy Strauss

March 2, 2018

Casey. Our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

Kim and Bryan