Janet R. Foss

July 31, 1938March 15, 2012

Janet R. Foss

Janet Ruth Taylor Foss, 73 of Lancaster passed away Thursday March 15, 2012 at her residence.

Jan was a member of Fifth Ave. Church of Christ, and was certified as 1st Family of Fairfield County Pioneers before 1820 and of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her interests were many; as a genealogist she has traced family history to the Revolutionary War, she is an avid gardener, loves to travel and was a competitive fisherwoman.

Jan was a loving wife and mother. She leaves her husband William A. (Bill), her daughter Cindy Walter, and her son, William (Will), and their spouses; 3 granddaughters Stephanie, Tara, and Kelly and 1 grandson, Keith. Jan also has many great grandchildren; Darren, Lexi, Dylan, David, JP, Alli, Annabelle, Amelia, Cian, Kylan and Cora. Jan was the daughter of Russell and Thelma Rachel Taylor and Stepdaughter of Mabel Taylor. Living siblings are Gladys Moore of Columbus, Russell Taylor of Canal Winchester, Jeannette Clark of Texas, Carol Taylor Ralph of Lancaster, Roger Taylor of Glenford, Susan Simpson of Virginia, Danny Taylor of Pleasantville, Terry Karpinski of Mt. Vernon, Barry Taylor of Rushville, and Sandy Terry of Pleasantville. Jan also leaves many nieces and nephews. Siblings predeceased were George H. Taylor, Ora Mae Moore, Maryln Russell, and Kenneth Taylor.

Celebration of life service 1:30 p.m. Monday at Halteman-Fett-Dyer Funeral Home with David Tingler officiating. Friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 pm Sunday and 1 hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fernwood Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Central, Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio, Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, Ohio 43130-2261 or Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, 115 West 5th Avenue, Lancaster, OH 43130.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 19, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Monday, March 19, 2012

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Phil & Rosie Imler

March 26, 2012

It was difficult to read of Jan's passing recently. Both Rosie and I send our deepest sympathy at this time. I know your faith and love of God will give you the peace and encouragement to live each coming day to the fullest resting in the knowledge that Jan is with our loving Savior.
God Bless,
Phil & Rosie Imler

March 22, 2012

So very sorry to hear about Jan. It was always such a pleasure to have worked with Jan at Lancaster Glass. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Lana Sharp

Marlene Bowman(Dishon)

March 22, 2012

Bill and family- So sorry to hear about Jan. She was a very special lady and I know loved by many.

March 20, 2012

Our condolences to Bill and Jan's family. We appreciate her support and volunteer hours. May her work on her family history be enjoyed for generations to come. We will miss her. The Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Lancaster, Ohio.

Rachele Salisbury

March 19, 2012

Extending deepest sympathy for you all in your loss and hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you.

Trudi Wallace Peck

March 19, 2012

Susan ,Danny and family I am so sorry for your loss. For everything there is a reason but we dont always understand Hugs and prayers to all

Rose Shaver

March 18, 2012

To all Taylor family my prayers go out to all of you for the lost of your sister. Rose (Hurley] Shaver

Suzanne Glaab-Varney

March 18, 2012

Cindy and Family... My deepest condolences.

Alysen (Bidle) Triplett

March 18, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss!! She was such a wonderful woman and I'm fortunate enough to have had her in my life.

Elizabeth Ann Lang-Zentmyer

March 17, 2012

Sorry for the loss of Jan. Our thoughts are with you, Bill, and your family. Classmate Libby (Elizabeth Ann Lang) Zentmyer and husband Joe.