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Janet Marie (Conley) Oxendale

September 22, 1937 — March 6, 2023

St. Louis

     Janet Marie Oxendale, age 85, of St. Louis, MI, peacefully passed away Monday, March 6, 2023, at her home.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 11, 2023, with Pastor Lee Rhodes officiating.  Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Alma, MI. Visitation will be held 5-8 P.M. on Friday, March 10, 2023 and again for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

     Janet was born in Alma, Michigan on September 22, 1937, the daughter of Orville Lynn and Agnes Marie (Keschman) Conley. She graduated from St. Louis High School with the class of 1955 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Central Michigan University.  On January 28, 1961, Janet married Duane Kirt Oxendale at the Alma United Methodist Church. They have been blessed with sixty-two years of marriage.

     Janet was a teacher at Elwell Elementary School for a few years before dedicating herself to being a farm wife, homemaker and raising her children. She loved to travel and go for rides in the country, they enjoyed many family vacations with their children. She lived for spoiling her grandchildren. She and Duane took their grandchildren on many different trips as well.  Janet had a heart of gold and her beautiful smile will be missed by all who loved her.

     She is survived by her husband Duane, son Trenton Oxendale of St. Louis, MI; daughter Kelly (Mike) Glover of St. Louis, MI; and daughter-in-law Amy Oxendale of St. Louis, MI. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Anne (Brian) Eikenhout, Jennifer (Kevin) Barnes, Janelle (David Dwyer) Glover, Trent (Kristy Oliver) Oxendale, Cameron (Jasmine) Glover, Tara Glover, Tony Glover, and Lisa Glover; nine great- grandchildren: Brinley, Declan, Feona, Calix, Aria, Aspen, Amersyn, Aaliyah, and Evelyn; sister Phyllis Hull, and many nieces and nephews. She preceded in death by her parents, and father and mother-in-law Ray and Agnes Oxendale.

     The family would like to thank the Brady family for their faithful help in caring for Janet for the last several years. She loved them as much as they loved her.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to City of St. Louis Parks and Recreation Dept. 300 N. Mill St. St. Louis, MI 48880 or First United Methodist Church - 116 S. Franklin St., St. Louis, MI 48880. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, March 10, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Louis

117 North East Street , St. Louis, MI 48880

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Visitation

Saturday, March 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Louis

117 North East Street , St. Louis, MI 48880

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 11, 2023

11:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Louis

117 North East Street , St. Louis, MI 48880

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Burial

Saturday, March 11, 2023

12:00pm - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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