1942 - 2020
Howland - Janet Finney, 78, went home to be with the Lord late Friday evening, on Nov. 13, 2020, at Gillette Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Warren. As always, her son, Bill, was there to comfort and assure her. Due to COVID-19, their pastor, Joe Thomas, was praying with her via speaker phone as she passed.
Janet was born in Youngstown on March 10, 1942, to Edward A. and Doris Mae Cline White.
She was a 1960 graduate of Howland High School and growing up in the 50’s, her “Happy Days” revolved around Route 422. They could be found at the Howland Drive-In, the adjacent roller rink, or eating at Moxie’s and cruising the “Strip.”
Janet loved everything “Elvis” and looked forward to her vacations in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She and her brother Tom were diehard fans of the Cleveland Indians baseball team.
Janet worked for several years at Wean Engineering on North Park Avenue in Warren. Once her health declined, she was a stay at home single mom. She and Bill took care of each other since he was 7 years old. Together they attended churches in Liberty, Girard and Vienna.
She was outspoken and would stick up for the underdog every time. Janet was also generous and liked to give, even when she had very little for herself. As a term of endearment, she was described as “feisty.”
Janet leaves behind her son, William R. Finney II of Howland; sisters, Carol (Dirk) Waren of Howland and Donna (William ‘Skipp’ ) Taylor of Liberty; several nephews and nieces, and her cats, Socks and Heidi.
She was pre-deceased by her parents; and her brother, Thomas E. White (TEW), who died in February, 2020.
Services for Janet will be held Wednesday, November 18, at Crown Hill Burial Park’s Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., with the funeral service to begin at 6 p.m. Pastor Joe Thomas will officiate.
Burial will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park
Selby-T. J. Fox Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
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