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Janet Lane

February 19, 1952 — October 12, 2020

Janet Lane

Janet Elaine Lane, 68, of Perrinton, MI, passed away with her family at her side Monday, October 12, 2020, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Open Door Fellowship, 121 S. William St., Carson City, MI, on October 23, 2020 at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Larry Austin officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date at Payne Cemetery, Fulton Township, MI.

Janet was born in St. Johns, MI on February 19, 1952, the daughter of Orlo and Norma (Downing) Smalley. She graduated from Fulton High School with the class of 1970.

On October 14, 1972, Janet married Rodney Charles Lane at the Perrinton United Methodist Church. They were blessed with almost 48 years of marriage.

Janet was a caring, loving lady - a mother to many. She gave a home to many people who needed a place to stay. She loved to read. Janet's faith in Christ was very important to her. She was a faithful member of Open Door Fellowship.

Janet is survived by her husband Rod, daughter Allison Jo Lane of Perrinton, mother Norma Wickman of Sheridan, 2 sisters: Kay (Wayne) Morrison, and Linda Michael; 2 brothers-in-law: Patrick (Sue) Lane, and Dickie (Mary) Lane; 2 sisters-in-law: Melanie (Barney) Barnett, and Peggy Lane; and many nieces and nephews.  Janet was preceded in death by her father Orlo Smalley, step-father James Wickman, infant daughter Rebecca, brother Phillip Smalley and brothers-in-law: Rick Michael and Terry Lane.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Open Doors Fellowship to send children to church camp. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Ithaca, MI.

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A Celebration of Life

Friday, October 23, 2020

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