Janet C. VanAntwerp

February 10, 1944 ‒ May 03, 2016

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Sunbury, Ohio

Janet VanAntwerp, age 72 of Delaware, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning May 3, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born on February 10, 1944 in Yale, Michigan to the late Edward and Doris Marthen.  After graduating from the Yale High School in 1962, she married her fifth grade sweetheart Robert VanAntwerp. Having grown up across the field from each other, together they went on to share 52 years raising a family and sharing in the wonders of life. Sadly Bob passed away on November 21, 2015.

In addition to being a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, Janet first worked as keeper of the record book for the US Trotting Association. She went on to work as a clerical secretary for Attorney Joe Schilder, in the customer service department with NCR, and finally as a manual proof reader for Emerson.

Nearing the mark as a 3,000 hour volunteer, she enjoyed volunteering at Source Point in Delaware, helping wherever was needed, especially delivering Meals on Wheels. Described as a sweet woman and always with a smile on her face, Janet’s greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and their sports from basketball, volleyball, motor cross and lacrosse. Janet also loved camping for the winter at Myrtle Beach or in Florida with Robert.

She enjoyed line dancing, NASCAR, working jig saw puzzles, playing Sudoku, and crafts of all types. One never with idle hands, she was described as a feisty red head, who with a wink was never wrong. Accepting of all, she was always there with her loving and nurturing ways.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter LeAnne Hauger of Delaware; son Scott (Sheryl) VanAntwerp of Delaware; grandchildren William Baker, Jesse Hauger (Janae), Shana VanAntwerp and Shannon VanAntwerp (Kevin Boyster); many other family members and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by her brother Edward Marthen.

Friends may call from 2-4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio where memorial services will follow at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Sharon Fryer officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Source Point, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the VanAntwerp Family.

To share a fond memory of Janet or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • My condolences to Leanne and Scott at this time – hugs, prayers to you …

  • TO all those who had the honor of knowing Janet, please accept my deepest sympathies. She made such a meaningful difference in so many ways, with so many people in such a positive manner. Heaven has a precious angel.

  • Leanne & Scott, I can’t tell you how sorry I am about your mother! Please know that we have many fond memories of your parents when they lived in GA. Hugs & prayers to both of you & your families. I know how much she loved her family.

  • I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you and yours. Janet & Bob were such special people to us at Source Point. They gave every bit of themselves for the cause at hand. Sadly missed by all who knew them.

  • Leanne and Scott, you are in my prayers as you mourn the loss of your mother after so recently losing your father. May the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort be with you and bless your families in the days ahead.

  • Her co-workers at Emerson will surely miss her and we are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.

  • Leanne and Scott,
    I am not aware of having ever met or communicated with either of you, but want to thank you for calling my office to let me know of this tragic news.
    I am out of town 4-30 to 5-10 and would not have otherwise known.
    It was a privilege and a pleasure to have known and cared for both of your parents over perhaps the past 10-15 years. They will be missed.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss, and Sheryl my medical assistant sends along her condolences as well.
    You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dr. Michael Burgin

  • No words can express my sympathy to Janet’s family. She was such a wonderful woman-always with a smile on her face and something good to say! Everyone at Source Point will miss her. I feel certain that she will see her dear Bob and they will have a good time together once again.
    Dottie Haggard

  • My deepest sympathies to the Van Antwerp family. I was blessed to have been a coworker of Janet’s at Liebert. She was an extremely thoughtful woman who never let a birthday go by without doing something special. Not only could she be very feisty, but she was one of the funniest people in our office. Janet was a very special woman who touched so many lives. She will be sadly missed.

  • Janet’s energy and drive as a volunteer at SourcePoint were second to none. I will sadly miss her cheerful presence and friendship.

  • Leanne and Scott

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I think of the fun times we had growing up together.

  • Scott and Leanne, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. This is such a shock, I cannot imagine the pain you are dealing with. Paul and I are so sorry for your loss. We loved your mom and dad so much and always felt like they were family. Even though we didn’t see them as often as we used to in Cambridge, our friendship was so deep that when we did see them we just picked up where we left off. I will miss both of them for a long time.

    We will see you on Saturday.

    Paul and Mary Eberle

  • I’m so sorry for your loss as a family. I volunteered with Janet on Friday mornings at SourcePoint in the office. She was very welcoming to me as a new volunteer and always made sure she came and said good morning to me. She had a very upbeat attitude even in the struggle of losing her husband. I will miss seeing her smiling face on Fridays. My prayers are with you.

  • Leanne and Scott, precious are the memories of your mother and father on Creek Road. Great neighbors and caring family. Remember the blizzard of ’78? Your mom opened her home to us when electricity went out; kept us warm and fed.
    Your legacy is their kindness and generosity. We will remember Janet fondly.

  • Aunt Jan was a wonderful lady, very caring and always smiling. Will miss her, but her memories will remain. Special love and thoughts go out to Leanne and also Scotty.

  • Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to the VanAntwerp family during these difficult times. I will always remember Janet when she called for help with starting the lawn mower when Bob was out of town traveling for NCR when living in Cambridge, OH. After arriving at their home to assist the lawn mower appeared to have a defective battery but upon further investigation it turned out be a mouse wedged in the drive belt under the lawn mower. After removing the mouse intruder, the mower started like normal. She will always be remembered for her wonderful attitude and will be greatly missed by all. May her soul rest in peace.
    Ron & Verena Sanner

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady. She will be dearly missed but always in your heart.

  • We have lost a dear woman. I knew Janet as one of our faithful volunteers. She was very dedicated and active in many projects here at SourcePoint. She did the work of two people, was a little feisty and always had a smile to share. We will miss her, and so will her loving family. We were blessed by her spirit and smile.