Janet M. Jessop, 95

MAY 3, 1917-SEPT. 29, 2012

October 01, 2012
  • Janet M. Jessop
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Janet Mildred Jessop, 95, of Williamsport, Md., was called home to be with the Lord, her beloved husband, Charles, and her son, Gary, on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport.

She was born May 3, 1917, in North Dakota to the late William and Elga Carlson Garrett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rufus “Pete” Jessop, in 2007.

She was a graduate of York High School, York, Pa.

She was a homemaker.

She was a lifetime member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport. She was very active in her church and sang in the choir.

She worked at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Md., during the 1940s, and also worked as a seamstress at Katie O’Connells Boutique in Hagerstown. She spent a lot of time sewing in her home and for the bicentennial celebration.

She was a charter member and past president of the Potomac Garden Club.

She was a member of Potomac Post No. 202 American Legion Auxiliary, Williamsport, and also was a member of AARP.

Her life revolved around her loving family!

Survivors include daughter, Lois M. Taylor and her husband, Terry, of Williamsport; son, Charles W. Jessop and his wife, Joan, of Smithsburg, Md.; daughter-in-law, Susie Jessop of Williamsport; sister, Gail Dietrich of York; sister, Dorothy Boone of York; sister, Rachel Werking of Hanover, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Gary Jessop; sister, Harriett Stevens; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. W. Gregory Martin officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family request the omission of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

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