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Janet Wintersteen Shade


July 25, 2018


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 biology.

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 Inn.

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 her.

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 Wintersteen.

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.


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