Janet Frances Svenson
Janet Frances Svenson appreciated people, always looking for the best in whomever she was with at the moment, and thereby following God's will by loving her friends and neighbors. Her wish is embodied in Hebrews 13:25: "God's grace be with you all." Shortly after noon on Sunday, 22 March, 2020, Janet's mission on Earth came to be completed, and in her own words, "So many miracles were performed and now I live the greatest healing and miracle of all with Jesus and my Daddy in Heaven! My prayer is that we will all meet again in heaven."
Janet was born Monday, 21 October, 1963, in Albuquerque, NM. She spent most of her life in Ashtabula County, graduated from Jefferson Area High School, and studied at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Edinboro University. Over the years she babysat; cleaned the Professional Building with her family; worked in Middlefield factories and the Painesville Post Office; and taught at the Christian Life Academy, Ashtabula County and City Schools, and for the last 21 years at Lakeshore Primary in Conneaut. Janet also spent time working in Boise, Idaho for Bart and Lois Adrian as a nanny to their children, Ben, Carmel and Lauren, and spoke often and fondly of her ongoing relationship with them.
Janet cherished her childhood memories of playing with her sisters and cousins, and how they created fun through their imaginations. She loved taking photos, visiting covered bridges, being around people, looking for that perfect gift, taste-testing new foods, experiencing new things, and being a part of whatever interested you. Her greatest joy and blessing, however, was spending time with her son, David, and sharing with him her passions for nature, being outdoors, and traveling to see new places.
Janet specifically penned the following words of special thanks to share:
David. Mommy and Jesus love you. You are a blessing from The Lord. I love you with all my heart. Love God. He loves you!
Mom. I want to thank you for all your love. Thank you for being my nurse.
My sisters, Davina and Susan. For going to appointments and doing paper work! I could not have done it without you.
Conneaut Area City Schools and especially Lakeshore Primary. For never letting me have a pity party.
"Cancer Center" Nurses. For being so kind and caring.
Dr. Varghai. For NEVER giving up on me.
Dr. Patelli. For communicating with Dr. Varghei and giving him rest.
Dr. Mathusamy. Extra Special thanks to she who discovered my disease. I love you!
All who prayed for me; shared and sent cards; and gave gifts and hugs. God's blessings, and my love and appreciation to you.
In addition, Janet impressed upon us to express the following thanks on her behalf:
Aunt Elma. For coming from Oklahoma to tirelessly, calmly and compassionately do so much to bless my life.
My niece, Tracia. For being my final student, practicing your nursing skills, and taking care of me in my final days.
Cathy. For being so much more than a nurse. You were a friend, always listened to my ramblings, encouraged me, and would make me laugh even in the hard times.
Josie. For always greeting me with a smile and encouragement.
Staff at Lake Shore Primary. Again, you were like family. You encouraged me and kept me going, with hugs, laughter, encouragement, and cards. I loved coming to work to see you and be blessed by you.
The entire Hospice team. For your tireless and compassionate care for me.
Janet is survived by her mother, Laura Svenson; son, David Roger Svenson; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Willis Proper and their children, Amalia and Will; sister and brother-in-law, Davina and Ron Bailey and their children, Ty and Tracia; brother and sister-in-law from Spain, Inaki Aguirre and Cristina and their children, Nerea and Mikel.
Janet is preceded in death by her father "Daddy", David Svenson; grandparents, Donald and Janet Palmer & Carl and Frances Svenson; uncles Roger Palmer and Chris Svenson; cousin Cory Cunningham; and aunt Norma Palmer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund for David Svenson or the Memorial Fund for Lakeshore Primary, both in care of Andover Bank, 150 N. Chestnut St., Jefferson, OH 44047 or any Andover Bank branch or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004.
Given the need for social distancing, a private funeral service will be held at Eagleville Church. Pallbearers will include Carl Cunningham, Darren Williams, Ty Bailey, Will Proper, and David Svenson. A link to view the service, when available, will be announced in her obituary at fleming-billman.com. A celebration of Janet's life will be announced to be held at a later date.
The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory and staff, Jefferson, Geneva & Ashtabula is honored to serve the Janet Svenson family. To view obituary, express condolences and soon be able to link into the service, visit fleming-billman.com.
Published on March 24, 2020


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Jude and Jen Cauwenbergh
Mar 26, 2020
David, you and your family will be in my prayers . I remember meeting your mom when you were born and her smile was always infectious . She was always so full of love and happiness. My heart goes out to you.
Mar 26, 2020
What a beautiful obituary to match such a beautiful person who has been a positive influence on each and every person that she had contact with. I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet her just once. What a blessing in life. Prayers for her family and friends.
Mar 26, 2020
Deepest sympathy
Wishing you peace for comfort
Courage to face days ahead
Loving memories to hold forever in your ❤
Sending a BIG hug to ALL of you!
Tifanie (Hunt-Lloyd) Rodriguez
Mar 25, 2020
My deepest thoughts and prayers to the family especially to mom and David. I am so glad we got to see you last fast at Mom and Dads. I remember when I first met Janet while house sitting for Mom and Dad Lloyd. We hit it right off and I got her to work with me at the VIsitors Bureau at Geneva on the Lake. We had so much fun and carried on a friendship from there. I will dearly miss you and seeing your bright beautiful face and personality. May you Rest in Peace.
Christina Hippely
Mar 25, 2020
Great tribute my condolences to family and friends my greatest memories with Janet is been my baby sitter and lettin me call her aunt Janet and doing things with my sisters and I when I was little I will dearly miss her and I love her
Douglas Spencer
Mar 25, 2020
So sorry to hear this news. What a wonderful tribute, though. I have only great memories of Janet Frances from high school. My thoughts are with her and her family, especially Laura, Susan, and Davina.
Audrey Drummond
Mar 25, 2020
If all people on this earth had Janet’s beautiful Christian soul...this earth would be a heaven.
Audrey Drummond
Mar 25, 2020
Janets’s Christian beliefs showed through her like the light of the morning sun. She never said anything negative and she never talked badly of others. She had the sweetest soul. I worked with her at Lakeshire Primary. Words can’t explain the sweetness of her. Just so deeply kind. Her pride was her son. She loved him so. If all people were like Janet this earth would be a heaven. Someone so sweet should not have had such an illness but I know without question Janet is in the Lord’s heaven. You will be sadly missed sweetheart.
Kathi Button-Sterling
Mar 25, 2020
Janet was a sweet and caring gal. I went to school with her sister, Davina. They both were always very nice to me. Sorry for the loss of such a good person. Many blessings and prayers.
Robin and Steve Hall
Mar 24, 2020
Janet was a wonderful , sweet , caring Woman. I met her through Conneaut Church of God and have friends with her for many Years . She called me Aunt Robin ! I will miss her so much, But I know she now with the Lord, rejoicing. To her Family , I am so very sorry for your loss, for Our Loss! But we will see her again in heaven where she will flash us that beautiful smile and welcome us Home!! What a Wonderful Day that will be! With love and prayers of Comfort!
Bruce & Julie Charlton
Mar 24, 2020
Our love and prayers and sincere condolences are with Laura, David, Susan, Davina and families & friends. Janet was surrounded by pure love during her life on this earth with a precious and valuable network of family & friends and now she resides in the Pure Love of CHRIST JESUS her Savior. Oh what a hope we have in HIM. Love you all. ❤