Eldred- Janet A. Stohr, 87, of Eldred passed away peacefully at the Bradford Hospital and went to be with the lord on Friday (December 31, 2021).
Born on December 27, 1934 she was the daughter of the lateTheadore E. Raszman and Marian G. Burrows, Raszman. She was a 1952 graduate of Otto Eldred High School and a 1954 graduate of Buffalo University. In 1954 she married Franklin J. Stebbins Jr who has since passed away. She then married Lorain L. Swatt on October of 1967 in Winchester, Virginia, he preceded her in death on July 17th, 1978. In September of 1980 she married Robert W. Stohr at the Presbyterian Church in Port Allegany, who has also proceeded her in death on June 10th 2002.
In the early 1980's she helped start the VNA and Hospice in McKean and Potter County. Janet was also on the Board for VNA for many years through the Office of Human Services and received the Mary Keller award for several years for outstanding service. She was the former Owner of the Victorian Shopee in Port Allegany, former co-owner of Victorian Gardens Flower antique and gift shop in Smethport, and co-owner of the Black Berry Inn Bed and Breakfast and the Carriage House Antique Flower Gift Shop in Smethport along with her son Ric Stebbins.
Janet was a dedicated member right up until its closing of the St. Matthews Episcopal Church, a member of St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church both of Port Allegany, and towards the end a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Smethport. During those times she was a lay reader, Sunday school teacher, and a member of the choir where her singing voice will always be remembered. Janet enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting, collecting antiques, gardening, and other arts and crafts. She was also a die hard Penn State fan. She loved the holidays and being with the family and cooking large meals. She was well known for her baking skills.
Surviving are two sons, Robert A. Stebbins of Eldred and Joseph J. Swatt III (JoAnn Love) of Cuba, NY; one daughter-in-law Wanda Stebbins (Boyd Fitzsimmons) of Eldred; four grandchildren, Matthew J. (Maria) Stebbins of New Castle, Jeffrey M. Stebbins (Grant Cupp) of Pittsburgh, Devon L. (Ashley) Swatt of Warren and Joshua (Danielle) Stebbins of Eldred; three great grandchildren Kameca and Brice Stebbins and Emmett Swatt.
Preceding her in death including her parents and late husbandswere two sons Richard “Ric” T. Stebbins of Smethport on February 1st 2002 and Randy F. Stebbins of Eldred on February 2nd 2004.
Visitation will be held on Friday (January 07, 2022) from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Charles Frame Funeral Home in Eldred with the funeral service on Saturday (January 08, 2022) at 11 a.m. at St.Luke's Episcopal Church in Smethport.
Following the service, dinner will be provided by The Son's of the American Legion at the American Legion in Elderd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McKean County VNA or Hospice.
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