Janet E. “Jan” Love

September 18, 1938 ‒ August 25, 2020

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Elyria , Ohio

Janet E. Love “Jan” 81 of Delaware and formerly of Elyria, Ohio, passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Jan was born on September 18, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Roual & Isabelle (Smart) Mayhugh. Jan graduated from Sylvania Burnham High School in 1956 and Toledo University in 1960. Jan taught at the Elyria City Schools for 35 plus years before her retirement in 2000. Jan moved to Delaware, Ohio in 2001 to be close to her family. She volunteered at Schultz Elementary School for second grade and dearly loved it. Jan was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and The Delaware Retired Teachers Association.

Jan was known to be strong woman, loyal almost to a fault, and lovingly stubborn. She took great pride in being a mom and grandma and raising three successful children on her own. More than anything, Jan loved spending time with her grandchildren, children, and also enjoyed reading. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Indians Fan. Jan’s family and those close to her will remember her as the loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and teacher that she was.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Laura (Mike) Conway, Mike (Robin) Love, Matt (Lisa) Love, and Tina (Ken) Caruso; grandchildren Alex, Jordyn, Tara, Cody, Abbe Love, Ashley (Eric) Evans and Jacob Viruez; one great-grandchild Avery Love and one on the way; niece Bonnie (Jim) Stallsworth; and several great nieces and nephews.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother James Mayhugh; brother Larry (Joan) Mayhugh; and sister Colleen (Paul) Wagner.

It was Jan’s wishes to be cremated, and the family is having private services at a later date.

The family suggests donations to Shultz Elementary School in Delaware, Ohio or the American Cancer Association.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Thoughts and prayers to you all. Aunt Jan was always kind and living to our family. She will be missed.

  • We will miss her warm, caring, spunky personality here at Schultz! The kids so looked forward to the days that Mrs. Love would be here to see them and help with math. She cared for all of them so deeply and she will be greatly missed by every person here.

  • Jan was such a fun, caring, and dearly loved person here at Schultz. All of the kids and staff loved having her energy, and fun spunky personality throughout the school. I most certainly enjoyed my time working with her as well! She will surely be missed.

  • Thoughts and prayers to the family. Jan will be missed at Schultz. I have enjoyed seeing her around Schultz for so many years. She was so dedicated to helping the students and the teachers. Thank you Jan. God bless you.

  • My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I taught with Jan for years at Elyria High School , and we enjoyed a friendship that was full of laughter. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Mrs. Love was very kind to me. I have many memories of us working together on GAA , Girls Athletic Association. Always helped me make good decisions. My condolences to the family.

    Betsy Miles
    Elyria High School
    Class of 1970

  • Mrs Love was one of my teachers, and she also had my daughter. She attended an Indians game with our family and we all had a ball. She touched many lives and will be missed by many.

  • Ms Love was one of my teachers at Elyria High School. My deepest condolences upon her passing. May those who mourn be granted mercy and peace. xo Deanna Seckt-McNeal

  • Our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Jan was a bright spot in my years as a teacher at Elyria High School. She was cheerful, spunky, and kind. She loved to laugh. In fact, that was one way you could find her–just listen for her distinctive laughter. My profound sympathies go to her family. I hope they can find comfort in the fact that she is remembered with fondness and a smile by so very many who knew her.

  • Dean and I send condolences on the passing of your mom, Laura. She was a great teacher and treated me as a person and worthy of her time to talk to.I am sure I told her things I would not have talked of with any other teacher because she listened and did not judge. I have spoken of her (and you-Band, my friend) over the years to my kids . It seems so long ago.
    Shelly (Foreman) and Dean Worden

  • I am so sorry. I have vague childhood memories of visits when my mother would drive us to Elyria. The boys were younger and full of crazy energy. Later fell out of touch until Janet found me on Facebook. Peace to all.