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Janet M. Gish
65, former Lititz resident, MCHS class of ’65 salutatorian
Janet M. Gish, 65, of Mount Joy, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at Lancaster General Hospital following a courageous four-year battle with liver cancer.
Born in Lancaster, she and her family previously lived in the Lititz and Manheim area. She was the daughter of the late Paul B. and Elsie Haldeman Good. She was the loving wife of John H. Gish and they would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary in September.
Janet worked alongside her husband for J.G. Agri-Service, Manheim, and in her earlier years she worked as secretary at the former Raymark Industries in Manheim.
She graduated salutatorian from Manheim Central High School in 1965 and Lancaster Bible College’s evening school. Janet was an active and faithful member of Manheim Brethren In Christ Church, where she was Sunday school superintendent, deacon, taught Sunday school and was a greeter coordinator for many years. She was a volunteer guide at the Ephrata Cloister, and also volunteered for Lancaster Moms In Touch, LOVE Inc. and the Nearly Nu Thrift Shop in Manheim. Her interests included traveling, flower gardening and she loved to spend time with her family and friends. With her warm and gentle spirit, Janet welcomed others into her home with hospitality and generosity.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons: Jere, husband of Barb Kettering Gish of Hershey; Jamie, husband of Amy Godshall Gish of Manheim; two grandchildren: Jack and Kate Gish and two sisters: Verna Noll and Shirley, wife of Paul Benner, both of Manheim.
Relatives and friends attended her funeral service at Manheim Brethren In Christ Church July 19. Interment was in East Fairview Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Township.
Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Janet’s memory to Brethren In Christ World Missions, 431 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
To send the family online condolences, please visit buchfuneral.com.
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