Janet L. “Jan” Wirick

November 26, 1932 ‒ October 30, 2002

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Janet L. “Jan” Wirick, 69, of Red Oak Trail, Mansfield, died Wednesday evening October 30, 2002 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a year and a half long illness.

She was born November 26, 1932 in Mansfield to Harry and Vallie (Cramer) Hardin, and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1950, and Mansfield Business College.

From 1965 to 1979 Jan lived in Bedford, Michigan, and moved to Perrysburg, before returning to Mansfield in 1994.

She was a member of Unity Church in both Toledo and Naples, Florida, where she spent winters for the past seven years.

While living in Michigan, Jan served as Director of the Senior Citizens Center in Bedford Township.

Second only to her family, Jan’s passion was her art. A gifted seamstress, she enjoyed many mediums for artistic expression: fabric, glass, clay and both oil and acrylic paints. She enjoyed flower gardening, and home decoration, and her love of music lead to her activity in Unity Church choir.

A devoted wife, loving mother and consummate grandmother, she leaves a legacy of love to her family. She is survived by her husband John I. Wirick, whom she married April 20, 1952; three daughters and sons-in-law Dawn L. and Ron Mallard of Union, Kentucky, Judy G. and Scott Anstine of Perrysburg, and Shari E. Wirick-Boehm and Steve Boehm of Temperance, Michigan; five grandchildren Shea Anstine, Corey Anstine, Jessica DePriest, Derrick DePriest, and Steven Mallard; three sisters and two brothers-in-law Miriam Garverick of Mansfield, Marjorie and Ralph Starke of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Diane and Russ Clark of Columbus; brother and sister-in-law Clifford and Maxine Hardin of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter AmyJo in 1966.

Friends may call Saturday November 2, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 pm. The Rev. Gloria Morehead will officiate.

Memorial contributions to MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home.