MOUNT VERNON — Janet L. Wacker, 72, of Mount Vernon, passed away June 13, 2018, at Mount Vernon Health and Rehab.

She was born March 29, 1946, in Columbus and was the daughter of the late Howard and Esther (Cottrell) Wacker.

Janet was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution – DAR and the Genealogy Society.

Janet was a Mount Vernon High School graduate in 1964. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Education. Janet then furthered her education obtaining two master’s degrees.

She is survived by her three sisters, Ann Beroth, Kathy (Ralph) Bowers and Elizabeth (Robert) Guisinger; nieces and nephews, Melanie Dobson, Christy Nunn, David Beroth, Mark Bowers, Jeff Bowers, Lindsay Hollinger, Joshua Beal, Justin Beal, Natalie Guisinger; along with several great-nieces and nephews.

Janet was preceded in death by her aunt, Ruth Cottrell, and her uncle, Charles Wacker.

A celebration of Janet’s life will be held Friday, June 15, at noon at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Private burial will be in Mound View Cemetery. The Lasater Funeral Home is handling the services for the Wacker family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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