Janette T. Holt

July 20, 1928 ‒ June 25, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Janette T. Holt, 92, of Galion passed away surrounded by her family at her home on Friday, June 25, 2021.

She was born July 20, 1928 in New Washington and was the daughter of Sylvester and Coletta (Pifher) Studer. Janette married Robert Calvin Holt on January 7, 1950 and he preceded her in death after nearly 70 years of marriage on June 1, 2019.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion and worked as a cook at Galion Senior High School for many years from 1971 to the mid 1980’s. Janette was dedicated to her family, raising 10 children. She was known for her pies and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and gardening with her husband. Janette and Bob always volunteered at the St. Joseph’s Fish Fries and enjoyed traveling, especially the mystery tours.

Janette was a loving mother to 10 children. She is survived by son, Larry (Norma) Holt of California, Linda Kellogg of Galion, Laura (Richard) Beal of Galion, Lonnie (Atara) Holt of Galion, Lee Holt and Barb of Mansfield, Cal (Renita) Holt of Galion, Rex (Gale) Holt of Galion, Shelley (Todd) Harding of Galion and Dan (Mary) Holt of Manistique, Michigan; loving grandmother to 38 grandchildren, 92 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren; six brothers, Clarence (Lucy) Studer, Donnie Studer, Bobby Studer, Vincent (Irma) Studer, Kenny (Marilyn) Studer and Jimmy (Pat) Studer and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Holt; son-in-law Keith Kellogg; grandson, Adam Kellogg; three sisters, Dorothy Metzger, Bernadette Holmer and Esther Warren and two brothers, Charlie Studer and Norbert Studer.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Activity Center, 115 North Liberty St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty St. Galion with Father Paul Fahrbach as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice and Janette’s three special caregivers, Yvonne, Pat and Betty for their compassionate care.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Janette Holt, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. She was a very nice person and we know that you will miss her dearly.

  • So many memories of special times with Ma Holt and the family. She was a very special lady and it sure showed in the love and care she provided her family and loved ones. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She made the best apple pies!

  • My Mom, Esther, was Aunt Janette’s older sister. And after my Mom suddenly passed in 1962 at the too-young age of 38, over the years Aunt Janette, just like all of my Mom’s 11 siblings, was incredibly sweet, kind and caring. Whenever I’d visit my aunts & uncles ,if I happened to run into Aunt Janette, a smile would instantly light up her face and she’d ask tons of questions about what was new in my life. She was such a beautiful person.

  • So sorry for your loss. Janette was a special lady!
    You all did a super job at taking care of her and making sure she got to stay in her home.

  • So sorry to hear about your Mother and Grandmother. May she rest in peace. Thinking of all of you.

  • Thank you, Allen. Your Mom and Dad were my Godparents. Mom treasured the times she was able to spend with you as well. She always had you in her heart. Linda Holt Kellogg

    • Linda, I had no idea my parents were your Godparents.

      I truly am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Larry and entire Holt family
    So very sorry for the loss of your Mother. Praying for God to comfort those missing her.