Janet Lee Howard, 85, of Chesterfield passed away Sunday April 3, 2022 at Millers Merry Manor in Chesterfield. She was born on August 4, 1936 in Madison County, IN, a daughter of the late Mary (Pursley) Goodwin.
Janet was a 1954 graduate of Anderson High School and in 1955 married the love of her life, Donald Howard. She was a faithful member of the South Meridian Church of God. Janet was an avid cross stitcher and reader and belonged to some book clubs over the years. She also loved to play Bunco and was a member of a Bunco club. Janet had a love for Boston Terriers; she had a total of 6 Boston Terriers over the years, her last being, Dolly.
Janet is survived by her daughter Vicki (Jeff) Chase; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; special niece, Pam Darst; like family friend, Brenda (Brent) Smock; caregivers, John Broadwater and Rihanna Wise.
In addition to her mother, Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Don Howard; daughter, Patti Safford; sister, Eileen Brumback; brother, Norman Goodwin Sr.; special friends of over 50 years, Don and Joan Brann; little dog, Dolly.
Services will be held at 1:00pm Friday April 8, 2022 at the South Meridian Church of God with Pastor Steve Wimmer officiating. Burial will follow at Bronnenberg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00am until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flower, memorial contributions may be given to the Boston Terrier Rescue at www.bostonterrier.rescue me.org. You may express condolences or share memories of Janet at www.ballardandsons.com.