Janet Ann Stacy

April 02, 1941 ‒ June 24, 2019

Galena, Ohio

Janet Ann Stacy, age 78, of Galena, Ohio, passed away at St. Ann’s Hospital on Monday, June 24th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 2nd, 1941, to the late Ircel and Juanita (Melson) Knedler.

Janet was a 1959 graduate of Fairfield High School. She married the love of her life, Leo R. Stacy, on May 22, 1965. Janet worked in the Office of Planned Giving for The Ohio State University for over 20 years, from which she retired.

Janet grew up on a farm in Fayette County, and was known as a kind, loving, and caring person. She was a member of the 4-H and showed cattle at both the county fair and the state fair. Janet enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and was very active in the Sweet Adelines and the performing chorus unit of the Columbus area Thea Court, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America.

Janet dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her children (along with Leo’s help, of course) and seeing them establish fine families of their own.

Along with her parents, Janet was preceded in death by sisters Margaret Rowland and Barbara Breakfield, and brother Ircel Knedler, Jr. She is survived by husband Leo; sons Ron Stacy, Galena, and Jeff (Penny) Stacy, Cincinnati; daughter Kathy Becker, Delaware, and grandchildren: Krystina, Bret, Derek, Tia (Michael), and Michael, special nieces Peggy, Pat, and Polly,  as well as many other nieces,  nephews, and friends.

Friends may call Thursday, June 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3 in Sunbury, where services will be held on Friday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Lowell, OH.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Janet’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Stacy family.  Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I met Jan in 1990 when I began working in University Development, The Presidents Club and she worked down the hall in Planned Giving. We became friends almost instantly and more like sisters as the years went by❣️ I will cherish all those years of friendship and hold her dearly in my heart and memories❣️ Thank you, Janet Ann Stacy for being a part of my life❣️ Sending love to all the Stacy family 💕❣️ She will be missed, but NEVER forgotten ❣️

  • Janet was a popular classmate that everyone liked. She was a level-headed and down to earth farm girl. Fond memories always accompany her name. My family and I Pray that she will find herself at peace in the arms of angels. To all of her surviving family members we send our deepest empathy, and would like to convey how truly sorry we are for your loss.