Janette L. Saunders

October 05, 1937 ‒ December 01, 2016

Centerburg, Ohio

Janette L. Saunders, age 79 of Centerburg, passed away Thursday evening December 1, 2016 at Centerburg Pointe in Centerburg,

She was born on October 5, 1937 in Porter Township to the late Clinton A. and Lola I. (McCloskey) Metzger. She was a 1955 graduate of Big Walnut High School and a member of the Centerburg Church of Christ. Janette was a retired bank teller with First Knox Bank with 20 years of service.

Janette enjoyed singing and was a member of the Sweet  Adelines  Dogwood Blossoms Chapter in Mount Vernon of which she was a charter member and lifelong member. She enjoyed singing in the chorus and travel. Janette’s proudest achievement was her marriage of 59 years, raising her four daughters and her family. Janette enjoyed watching The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.

She is survived by her husband of almost 59 years: William “Bill” Saunders; daughters: Donna (Larry) Dowis of Centerburg, Debra (John Randall) Thompson of Fredericktown, Darlene Saunders of Centerburg, Dianne (Dale) Schoenfelt of Jacksonville, FL; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; sisters: Patricia Johnson of Sunbury, Norma (Lloyd) Lane of Cardington, Mary Wilson of Mount Gilead, Sandra Metzger of Sunbury.

Preceded in death by grandson: Jason Thompson

Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held Monday 11 a.m. with Evangelist Fred Albrecht officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 Columbus Road, Centerburg, Ohio  43011 or Capital City Hospice, 1650 Watermark Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43215.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Saunders Family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Sending my deepest condolence to the Saunders family. She was a great sweet aunt whom I will truly miss. You all are in my thoughts and peayers. Love you all.

  • I will deeply miss this wonderful woman. Many of my childhood memories were made with the Saunders family. My prayers go out to Dianne, her sisters.. and to Bill, who has been such an amazing and devoted man. Janette was happy and loving., and I know she is in Heaven with the Angels. May the Lords grace comfort you all during this difficult time.

  • I was a singing buddy of Jannette’s. We joined the chorus the same time and had lots of good times blending our voices over the years. She was a wonderful lady, always having good things to say and never a discouraging word. I’m sorry to hear of your loss.
    I am better for knowing her and loving her.
    Barb Snow

  • My sympathies and condolences go out to the family. Having spent 33 yrs in the Centerburg community I will always remember seeing Mrs. Saunders at the bank she was always cheerful&friendly . She will be greatly missed God Bless

  • Sending my deepest condolences to the Saunders Family! Aunt Janet was one of the sweetest ladies I was priveleged to know and be related to. So kind, caring and generous. I never heard her say a bad word of anyone. I will never forget her sweet smile and soft spoken voice. We can all rejoice knowing she is in heaven walking with Jesus!

  • It’s hard to know
    quite what to say
    to ease the grief you bear
    please just accept
    these heartfelt thoughts
    and know that others care.

    With my most sincere sympathy.
    Ruby Nettelhorst

  • Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you. Aunt Janey was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. We cherish all of our wonderful memories with her. There will always be a special place in our hearts for her. Rest In Peace and sing with the angels!

  • Dear Bill and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Janet. She was a wonderful woman, one of the sweetest people I knew. I had the privilege of singing with Janet for many years and Fred, of course, knew her from the bank, too. And we will never forget you two lending us your van for our big Christmas trip to NY in 1992; it was a blessing. I will miss her, Bill. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

  • I have nothing but wonderful memories of Janet, she was the kindest, caring and loveliest of any person I have ever known. She was like my second mother, and I was truly blessed that she and Bill allowed me to be a part of their lives. I remember seeing my first shooting star from their backyard, while sleeping under the stars one night at their home. And when Darlene had my wedding shower in their home, it was a wonderful time. Just so many wonderful memories that will forever stay in my heart. I will miss the sparkle in her eyes, her classy style and her infectious laugh.And I will love her forever. My prayers go out to Bill and her entire family, especially my lifelong friend Darlene, who has tolerated me for so many years, and Caty ( Caters), who is like a daughter to me. And special hugs to Gavin and Tristan. May all your wonderful memories help to ease your sorrow. We all know Janet’s pain and suffering is gone and she is flying high with the angels.😇

  • To the Saunders family, I am so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was one of the sweetest ladies I know. Spending a lot of time at the Saunders home when I moved to Centerburg, and her customer service at the bank was wonderful. Centerburg lost an amazing lady. Keeping all in thought and prayers

  • Bill and Family we are so sorry for your loss. Janet is home with Jesus and will be missed by all who knew her. May all of your special memories of Janet comfort you in this difficult time.

  • We all loved Janet so much. There are many fond memories of making musical harmony and laughter with her. There are memories of riding with her and Bill in their “Addie Caddie” as we would go to performances. Condolences to Bill and the rest of the family on their loss of this lovely woman.

    Dixie Waite, Member of Dogwood Blossoms Chapter of Sweet Adellines,

  • Dear Saunders family, so sorry for your loss, below is a favorite of mine read at many a funeral and I hope it gives you comfort.

    Miss Me But Let Me Go
    When I Come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me.
    I want no rites in a gloom-filled room;
    Why cry for a soul set free?
    Miss me a little – but not too long
    And not with your head bowed low.
    Remember the loved that we once shared.
    Miss me but – let me go.
    For this is a journey that we all must take.
    And we each must go alone.
    Its all a part of the Master’s Plan,
    A step on the road to home.
    When you are lonely and sick of heart,
    Go to the friends we know,
    And bury your sorrows and doing good deeds,
    Miss me but – let me go . Author Unknown

  • The residents at Centerburg Pointe want the family to know Janet will be missed along with Bill and his daily visit. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he way die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.” John 11:25 -26

  • To the Saunders family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Janette. She was a dear sweet lady. I have many memories of her as she sang with the Dogwood Blossoms Chorus. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.

  • To Pat and Sandy so sorry to read about Janet…thinking of you and your familes As Always Beth Ann