Janet Barkman Stutzman

Janet L. Stutzman

September 24, 1942 - August 1, 2018 

Obituary:

FREDERICKSBURG - Janet L. (Barkman) Stutzman was born in Geauga County, OH on Sept. 24, 1942 and passed into glory on August 1, 2018 at her home in Fredericksburg.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jerry J. Stutzman Sr. and two daughters, Tammy K. who is married to John P. Stoltzfus of Whitesville, NY and Linette who is married to Scott D. Hochstedler of Fredericksburg.  She is also survived by 11 living grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Janet in 2001, her dad, William Barkman in 2005, her Mom, Cora (Detweiler) Barkman in 2008, her brother, John-Mark in 2012 and her son, Jerry Jay Stutzman Jr. in 2014.

As a teenager, she contacted rheumatic fever and as a result had 3 major open heart surgeries throughout her life.  She taught Sunday School and was not shy about sharing her love of Jesus with those around her.  Janet loved to serve people and cooked amazing food.  She had a great sense of humor and a huge generous heart in giving to others.  Her passion for the things of God was unmistakable and an encouragement to many. At the end of her life, she suffered from congestive heart and renal failure.  As she took her last breaths, her eyes widened in wonder and she reached up with her left hand as though gripping the hand of Jesus.  She will be greatly missed but we celebrate with her as she enters the heavenly realm where God dwells.

Viewing hours will be Saturday, Aug. 4th from 6-8 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home 249 S. Mill St., Fredericksburg, OH where funeral services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5th at 1:30 p.m.  Burial will be in the Fredericksburg West Cemetery.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left 

Name: Violet (Showalter) & Chris Ropp

Jerry,Tammy & Linette, We also have fond memories of Janet. We met at EMHS in Harrisonburg, the Class 0f 1960. A group of us had lots of fun and interesting times together.
Her spontaneous giggle, I can still hear when I think of her.
We are just traveling through this world, and her "tent" was no longer able to contain her spirit. May you be comforted to know that other do care and also miss her, but we shall meet, "Just Over Yonder", some sweet day.

 

Name: Violet (Showalter) & Chris Ropp

Jerry,Tammy & Linette, We also have fond memories of Janet. We met at EMHS in Harrisonburg, the Class 0f 1960. A group of us had lots of fun and interesting times together.
Her spontaneous giggle, I can still hear when I think of her.
We are just traveling through this world, and her "tent" was no longer able to contain her spirit. May you be comforted to know that other do care and also miss her, but we shall meet, "Just Over Yonder", some sweet day.
 

Name: John Schmid

Our condolences, Scott and Linn. Sorry we can’t be at the services. Blessings to your family.
John & Lydia

 

Name: Mary Jane Barkman Miller

I too have fond memories of Janet as she visited our family in Topeka Indiana with her Mom,Dad and brother Mark in our childhood years. One always knew where her heart lay and that was with Christ. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***********************************************

Website Design by HMA Enterprises, LLC  -  330-818-5353

All rights reserved