Janet Ruth Englant (nee Ritchey), age 77, of Robertsville, passed from the arms of her loving family into the arms of the Lord Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Great Trail Care Center in Minerva after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. She was born June 5, 1936, in East Canton, Ohio to the late Roy and Ruth (Hane) Ritchey. As a minister’s wife, she cherished the time they served the churches in Keyser, WV, and Pittsfield, PA. Later, as her husband served as president of the church conference, she loved working in the book store on the Allegheny Wesleyan College in Salem, OH and fulfilling her duties as the president’s wife. After retirement, she worked part time at the Klotz Insurance Agency in Malvern. She was a member of the Robertsville Wesleyan Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. John D. Englant whom she married Aug. 30, 1952; 3 daughters, Elizabeth “Libby” Pearson of Reynoldsburg, Julie (Denny) O’Brien of Canton, Beth (Alan) Haight of Savannah, GA; a son Dan (Marsha) Englant of Canton; 7 sisters, Beverly (Paul) Young of Bolivar, Helen Ritchey of Louisville, Carol (Jerry) Strait of Robertsville, Edith (Don) Irwin of East Canton, Linda (Jack) Strait of Robertsville, Charlene Harmon of Watauga, TX, Karen (“Bear”) Ervin of Louisville; 2 sistersinlaw, Ruth Betz of Paris, Judy Hale of North Fort Meyers, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a special sister, Beverly Baker of Louisville. She is preceded in death by a soninlaw, L. Steve Pearson.
Funeral services were held at the Robertsville Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery. Those wishing to send condolences or share a favorite memory may sign the online register book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Robertsville Wesleyan Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.