Janet E. Elder

March 26, 1930April 6, 2018

Janet Eileen Stull-Elder Passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, in Tamarac, Florida, age 88. Born March 26, 1930, in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, she was the eldest of two daughters of Richard Kenneth Stull and Maud Eileen Trevethan. She was a graduate of Flint Central High School, class of 1948, attended Flint Junior College in the mid-1960’s, and retired after a career with Ameritech/AT&T in Pontiac, Michigan.

She married James Henry Elder of Flint, Michigan, on April 8, 1950. They had two sons prior to divorcing in 1967; she never remarried.

Janet maintained a lifelong interest in genealogy, being a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, most recently holding membership in the Major William Lauderdale chapter in Plantation, Florida. She also enjoyed art and history, serving as a long time volunteer docent after her retirement at Meadow Brook Hall in Pontiac, Michigan and Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Ft. Lauderdale.

Janet was a member of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, where completing her Greenhouse Progressive Bible Study certificate was one of her proudest accomplishments.

She was predeceased by her younger sister, Nancy Celia Stull-Neal-Zeller of Newtown, CT and is survived by two sons, Daniel James Elder of Vidalia, Georgia and Wade Robert Elder of Nashville, Tennessee, and 6 grandchildren, Aaron, Heidi, Joel, Jason, Seth, and Katie, all of Vidalia, Georgia.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:00 at the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Janet's funeral service will commence immediately upon the conclusion of visitation. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens, Flint, Michigan at the convenience of the family.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center.


  • Public Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Janet E. Elder

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Gussie Leech

April 16, 2018

I knew Janet as a member of the Major William Lauderdale chapter of DAR. Janet was an active member who rarely missed a meeting when she was able to drive. She really loved coming to the meetings and so friendly to me when I first joined.

My condolences to her sons and grandchildren.

Carolyn Achimov

April 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Janet! Enjoyed working with you at Michigan Bell. So happy you had a great retirement and able to live in FL and do the things you wanted to do!

Carolyn Achimov,
Waterford, MI.