Janet Wintersteen Shade, beloved Mother and
Grandmother passed away July 11, 2018 at Reading Hospital in Reading, PA.
Janet had resided at Amity Place in Douglassville, PA. at the time of her
death. She was born July 3, 1927 in Danville PA and was the daughter
of the late A.L. Wintersteen and Bertha Heller Wintersteen.
She was a member of the Danville High School
Class of 1945, however, an illness forced her to attend SS Cyril and
Methodius Catholic Slovak Girls High School, where she graduated in 1946.
Janet graduated from Cedar Crest College in 1950 with a BS degree in
Janet married the late James H. Shade on
November 19, 1955.
She worked at Merck and Co upon graduation from
college as a biologist. Janet also spent many years working at the Pine Barn
Janet loved the Danville community and was a
life-long member of Shiloh United Church of Christ, where she was very
active in the Adult Fellowship. She was also a member of the Danville
Women's Club, the Genealogy Club, the Bookworms and the American Red Cross.
Janet also enjoyed hosting summer picnic get-togethers with the DHS Class of
'45. She enjoyed gardening and loved the peacefulness her flowers brought
Janet adored her granddaughters and was happy
to be able to spend time with them as well as her longtime companion,
Krickie, her beloved cat.
Janet is survived by one son Richard F. Shade
(Carla Thomas) of Danville PA and two daughters; Kathleen S. Iacobucci
(Michael) of Phoenixville PA and Suzanne W. Derr (Timothy) of Ephrata PA.
Also surviving are four granddaughters. She is also survived by a brother,
LeRoy Wintersteen of Orangeville PA. She was preceded in death by two
sisters; Lois Wintersteen and Frances Stainsby and one brother W. Jack
Services were private and held at the
convenience of the family with burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville
PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Beaver Free Library, 317
Ferry Street, Danville, PA 17821 or the Danville SPCA, 1467 Bloom Road,
Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements were under the direction of the
Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.