January 20, 1938 ‒ February 07, 2006
MANSFIELD: Janet Eagleston, 68, of Whippoorwill Lane, Mansfield, died Tuesday afternoon February 7, 2006 in her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born January 20, 1938 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Hollis and Erma (Jones) Alexander, and was raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where she was graduated from Ponca City High School in 1956.
Janet worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C., where she met Air Force Staff Sergeant Jim Eagleston in 1957. They married May 4, 1957.
The Detroit suburb of Allen Park, Michigan became their home for 28 years, and in recent years, they divided their time between Venice, Florida and Mansfield.
Janet was most at home in Venice…on the beach. She spent countless hours on beach walks hunting shark teeth and shelling; and she kept a sharp eye out for sea turtles hatching on the sand.
Described as a social butterfly, Janet had a throng of friends: from water aerobics girlfriends to friends at the pool, to condo neighbors…nobody had more friends.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 49 years James H. Eagleston; two daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Mark McCutchan of Sacramento, California, and Brenda and Judge Jerry Ault of Lexington; four grandsons Ryan and Lucas McCutchan and Stephen and Spencer Parker; her sister Joan Carbonneau of Dearborn Heights, Michigan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donny and Karen Eagleston of Mansfield, Louise Gleisinger of Bellville, Doris Jean and Ed Gingery of Bucyrus, Joyce and Ray Elder of Tennessee, Evie and Terry Frazier of Bellville, and Sherry and Mel Greer of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her parents preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 10, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and Saturday from 9-10 am in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will follow at 10 am. Pastor Pat Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.