OBITUARY

Janette C. Lefler

October 12, 1937January 22, 2019
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Janette C. Lefler, 81, of Norwich and a true follower of the Lord throughout life passed away Tuesday morning, January 22, 2019. Janette was born on October 12 1937 in Port Jervis, NY where she grew up and graduated from the Port Jervis High School. She spent many years in Port Jervis where she was employed by Jamesway Dept. Store. In 1983 she was transferred to the Jamesway Store in Norwich as a Retail Manager where she remained until the closing of the store. Janette also worked for McLaughlin’s Dept. store here in Norwich. She was a faithful member of the Fellowship Community Church of Norwich as well as a member of the Three Pines Church in Doraville, NY. On January 17, 1998 in Sidney she married Pastor Harold E. Lefler who survives. Janette’s life was centered around her family, God and church. She was a committed Christian who sought and followed the Lord all of her life. Each morning Janette would sit at the dining room table and read her Bible. This would be repeated year after year. Janette is survived by her husband Pastor Harold E. Lefler of Norwich, children Kim (David) Parker of No. Norwich, Cindy (Mickey) Riedi of Sherburne, Tammy (Joe) Towndrow of Norwich, Sheryl (Ron) Simonds of Madison, GA, Charles (Bud) (Tracey) Kurtz of Elwood, IN, step-children Joy (Bill) Rollefson of Little Rock, AR and Melanie Lefler also of Little Rock. Also surviving are her brothers Ray and Tom Willis both of Matamoris, PA and Dave Willis of TN along with several loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her beloved cat Mack. Janette was predeceased by her son Russ Babcock, grandson Michael Riedi and her sister Betty Sperry. A funeral service for Janette will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 1 pm. Please consider memorial contributions to the Fellowship Community Church, 63 Pleasant St., Norwich, NY 13815.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
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Janette C. Lefler

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Davey Sperry

January 26, 2019

One of the last times we shared was at Minisink Lanes for Mothers Day when we all got together. That day/night was so special is so many ways, but the best was seeing you and Mom laughing, sharing, loving till "4 in the Morning".. :) I will miss you very much and will always have the memories.... Say Hi to Mom,, All my Love,, Davey,, xoxo

Robin Aning

January 24, 2019

I will always remember laughing our buts off on the Pacifica, CA beach as we tried to put up a tarp in 20 mile an hour winds. Your smiling face is forever etched in my head. Say hi to my mom and dad. Hugs and love in heaven.

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