Janet DeClue Broadbent
August 8, 1945 – December 25, 2020
Janet “Jan” DeClue Broadbent, of Harrisonburg, passed away on December 25, 2020 at her home.
She was born on August 8, 1945 in Missouri, and was the daughter of the late Paul Leon and Nellie Daugherty DeClue.
Jan has lived in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area for twenty-eight years. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses and she loved to bake. On April 20, 1963, she married Bryan L. Broadbent, who preceded her in death on June 18, 2019, after 56 years of marriage.
She is survived by her children, Todd Broadbent of Philadelphia, PA, LeAnne M. Cain and husband, David, of Harrisonburg, Jennifer P. Broadbent of Weyers Cave, and Jeremy B. Broadbent and wife, Elena, of Staunton; grandchildren, Corey and Cassidy Cain; and one great-grandchild, Landon Meadows.
Honoring her wishes, she will be cremated.
A Zoom Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2 pm. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/876960389?pwd=dVhjVlFjRWhDRUFweFZXNXpRakhOdz09 to join a Zoom meeting Meeting ID: 876 960 389 Password: 110411
Memorial donations may be made at jw.org.
Lindsey Funeral Homes and Crematory in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.
- Jehovah's Witnesses
Services by Zoom Meeting
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Janet DeClue Broadbent
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Keenan & Marlene Ingersoll
January 9, 2021
The Memorial Talk was very encouraging
and all of the pictures brought back
memories. We have many memories of
years ago when we were together in
the Endicott Congregation.
We look forward to seeing Jan and Brian
in the Paradise.
May Jehovah give you comfort and endurance.
Love...Keenan and Marlene
Rex & Faye Rosenberg
January 5, 2021
The delay in writing something has nothing to do with not caring... it has more to do with not knowing where to begin. We reflect back on all the times we shared throughout the years; the good times, all the deep conversations, all the late hours.
We will never forget how your mom was there for us when Rex was so sick - how she did all she could do to help us - even though she had a house full of relatives and was about to lose your father.
Yes, we all knew that she could cook! But more importantly, we knew how much she loved Jehovah! Because of that, we know that she will soon be back. We know that we will pick up where we left off - only this time without any of the pain that we all have had to endure mentally, physically and emotionally. The scriptures tell us that we cannot totally fathom how wonderful it will really be.
Your mom kept her integrity. My we do the same...
December 30, 2020
I met Jan for the first time earlier in 2020 before covid has us all in quarantine. We talked for quite awhile, like we were old friends. Then she texted me before I had my brain surgery and we’ve texted on a regular basis since then. I was really enjoying getting to know my wonderful new friend! She will be missed, until she’ll be resurrected to life in perfect health, I look forward to resuming our friendship then.
My heart goes out to her family and friends. Jan loved them a lot!
December 29, 2020
Hello dear friends, I have only been in Harrisonburg a few years. I am at home here and Jan always made me feel so welcome! Her baking is legendary! I only got to talk with her at meetings a few times as she was house bound ! She and Bryan made me feel welcome in their home before he passed! It was evident how much she was dearly loved by all who got to know her and Bryan! We shared some good texts and spiritual exchanges !She was so very proud of Jeremy! I will look forward to seeing her and Bryan soon! I am sorry for your loss and am so glad (as I know she was ) that we have Jehovah’s rescue to look forward to!
Sincerely , Sherry Pandolfi