Janet Ann Muck

July 10, 1935October 12, 2020

On October 12, 2020, Janet Ann Ruff Muck left us physically and went to be with the Lord after living an extremely productive life. After teaching first grade at East and Tarhe schools for 31 years she became "Bonus Mom" to Diane, Paul (Julie) and Keith (Becky) and then Grandmother to Clinton (Amy), Curtis (Hannah), Kyle (Brittney), Ryan, Brittany (Mike) and Brandon. More recently she was a loving Great Grandma to twelve little ones. Janet was born on July 10, 1935 in Lancaster to Merle and Ruth (Fishbaugh) Ruff. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, Carol and an older brother, John. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Edward and twin brothers Richard and Roger. Janet was a member of Alpha Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International since December 3rd, 1966 and president 1976 through 1978. She was also an active member of Fairfield Christian Church leading her own Bible study groups as well as the Bulletin Board Ministry. In her retirement Janet really enjoyed doing her own drawings and painting them. A special thank you to FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care for their loving care of Janet and friendship and support to Edward. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday October 16, 2020 at HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER Funeral Home with Pastors Dean Woodward and Mark Barbee officiating. Viewing by friends and family will be on Friday from 11 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Forest Rose Cemetery.



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    Friday, October 16, 2020



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Carol S

October 14, 2020

My favorite memories of Aunt Janet are from camping trips when my siblings and I were young. Aunt Janet and Aunt Oma followed behind our car many summers as we traveled throughout the country. We had a large flower on the antennas of both cars so we could see the other car in traffic. However, Aunt Janet and Aunt Oma stayed so close behind us, getting separated was only an issue one time. That was a heart-stopping moment, but we found them at a campsite that evening, partly thanks to phone calls from both Aunt Janet and my dad to my grandfather.

I’ll never forget our first night camping in a fierce windstorm in Kansas! We were convinced Aunt Janet and Aunt Oma would turn around and head back to Ohio the next morning, but they were hardy adventurers. They enjoyed every minute of the trips and were fun traveling companions.

I also remember arts and crafts projects and playing Tripoly with Aunt Janet and Gran. My most memorable project was my rather homely-looking cat which Aunt Janet baked in her kiln.

We were so happy for Aunt Janet when she met and ultimately married Uncle Ed. He’s a wonderful addition to our family.

Ellen Mordas

October 13, 2020

Aunt Janet was a sweet, kind integral part of myself and my siblings' lives. Sundays we filled the pew and spent the entire day with Aunt Janet and extended family. With Aunt Janet leading, arranging music and playing ukulele, we sang for church potlucks. She taught me to play tennis at Rising Park. Janet & my Great Aunt Oma camped the U.S. with us; l always remember her alto harmonizing around the campfire and family singing. My constant prayer partner, Aunt Janet encouraged and taught us new art/craft skills, and love for music, art, dance and our walk with The Lord. Heaven is rejoicing!

Dawn Shonk

October 12, 2020

Janet was a sweetheart and so dear. I met her while she was taking care of her Mother, Ruth, through Redeemer Lutheran Preschool. The children and I deeply enjoyed our many visits over the years with Janet and her Mother. Sending love and prayers to family. ❤🙏


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