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NEW MIDDLETOWN - Janet J. Pusser, 89, died Saturday morning, April 20, 2013, at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center.
Mrs. Pusser was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Harold and Willavene Clever Shollenberger.
She was a 1941 graduate of Struthers High School and attended Youngstown College. Mrs. Pusser worked as a bookkeeper first for U.S. Steel, then Kessler Insurance Agency, and retired from J.C. Penney in 1982.
She was a member of the Poland United Methodist Church and its Martha Lupse Group, and the Ruth Shrine No. 64, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards and was a member of various bridge clubs over the years.
Her husband, Henry F. Pusser, whom she married Jan. 18, 1946, died Feb. 10, 2009.
Mrs. Pusser is survived by her daughter, Sue (Jorge) Lopez of New Middletown; grandson, Matthew Burns of New Middletown; two nephews, James (Karen) Lewis of Poland and Dr. Jack (Margaret) Lewis of Petersburg; and niece, Joan Lewis of Poland.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Lewis.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lake Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Pussers family would like to express their appreciation and thank her caregivers, Shawna and Jackie, for the wonderful care they gave her, and also to Dr. Richard Wise for his many years of care for her and her family.
The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Mrs. Pussers name to Easter Seals, 299 Edwards St., Youngstown, OH 44502.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.