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Rollins Funeral Home

1401 Hudson Road, Rogers, AR

OBITUARY

Janet Sue Showalter

September 14, 1947October 3, 2019
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Janet Sue Hudson Showalter, 72, passed away on October 3, 2019, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born on September 14, 1947, in Blytheville, Arkansas, to the late William Hugh and Viola Louise (Dobyns) Hudson. She was the loving wife of Dr. Hugh Rodney Showalter for 48 years. Janet was a piano performance major and received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Hendrix College in 1969. She loved children and taught music in several Arkansas schools for over 30 years. Janet started teaching junior high students in Jacksonville in the early 1970s. She later taught at Burdette Elementary School and Presbyterian Christian Academy (PCA) in Blytheville for a number of years. In 1986, she began teaching music at Robinson Elementary School in Blytheville, and continued teaching there until she retired in 2008. Janet was a gifted musician and played for several churches in her career. Janet and Rodney played piano and organ together at the First Presbyterian Church in Blytheville for many years. In addition, she served as the accompanist for the college choirs at Arkansas Northeastern College for many years. Janet is survived by her husband, Dr. Hugh Rodney Showalter of Rogers; son, Hugh Brock Showalter, Esq. and his wife, Kelly of Rogers; son, Heath Rodney Showalter, MD, and his wife, Laura of Little Rock; and four grandchildren, Savannah, Claire, Zachary, and Ashlynn. A visitation will be on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Rogers from 1-2 pm, with funeral service to follow at 2 pm. Following the funeral, burial will be at Pinnacle Memorial Gardens in Rogers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or First United Methodist Church in Rogers. Online condolences can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Rodney Showalter, Husband
  • Brock Showalter Esq., Son
  • Kelly Showalter, Daughter-in-law
  • Heath Rodney MD, Son
  • Laura Showalter, Daughter-in-law
  • She also leaves four grandchildren, Savannah, Claire, Zachary, and Ashlynn.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Alex Liles, Pallbearer
  • Coleman Liles, Pallbearer
  • Ross Weaver, Pallbearer
  • Jim Liles, Pallbearer
  • Everett Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Stalnaker, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • First United Methodist Church

Services

  • Vistation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Memories

Janet Sue Showalter

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Jeannie Morehead

October 8, 2019

Janet was a beautiful person. I enjoyed her playing the piano at First Presbyterian Church. When Rodney and Janet played together, it was mesmerizing. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you.

Jim Hudson

October 7, 2019

Rodney, I am very sorry to hear of Janet's passing. She was a lovely and talented lady. I am keeping you in my prayers.

Jim "The Barber" Hudson
Blytheville, AR

Candie Groves

October 7, 2019

Mrs. Showalter was a friend and classroom neighbor with me at Blytheville Primary School. My daughter loved her as her music teacher. She will certainly be missed!

Debra (Davis) Wheeler

October 6, 2019

I’m sadden to hear the news of Janet passing. I met her when her mom was in the nursing home at Mississippi county nursing home in Blytheville Arkansas. She was such a beautiful person.. My condolences to the family..

Sandra King

October 6, 2019

Janet was a valued faculty member at Robinson and Franklin Schools. We will never forget those music programs. I am sorry for your loss.

Maria Neal-Lowry

October 6, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of your family and Mrs. Showalter from the First Presbyterian Church growing up. I'm praying for everyone in the days to come.

suann mcmanus

October 6, 2019

I am so very sorry. Too many memories to type. Our prayers are with the entire family.

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