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It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share the tragic news that a light from our family is gone. A voice we loved is stilled.
Janice Elizabeth Westbrook, 86, of Redford, Michigan left this world suddenly on February 28, 2021 passing away peacefully at Marietta Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives full of love.
Janice was a devoted house wife preceded in death by her loving husband and father of her children Milton W Cieslak. Also preceded in death by her adored later husband Alfred O Westbrook.
Janice was preceded in death by her daughter Dolores (Thomas) Noble. Survived by her three children Dennis Cieslak, Denise (Norm) Morse, & Diane Cieslak.
A loving Grandmother to Tabitha (Benjamin) Barnett, Heather (Darrell) Shaouni, Stephanie (James) Everson, Holly Keway, Dennis Cieslak, Heidi (Nate) Estes, & Norman (Destiny) Morse.
Exceptionally kind Great Grandmother to Adrian (Kyana) Thomas, Alexandrea Rotert, Jacob Tubbs, Savannah Flanagan, Samantha Rotert, Darrell Jr Shaouni, Lilly Estes, Emma Johnson, Carter Ice, Shawn Everson, Drake Shaouni, Lucian Lee, Logan Privett, Kyle Lee, Brooklyn Tottingham, Parker Styer, Serenity Styer, & Evan Estes.
A warm and nurturing Great Great Grandmother of Abbygail Thomas.
Janice was born February 25th, 1935. She is preceded in death by her parents Reginald & Alvina Norton. Survived by her Sister Betty (Eugene) Bemis and was an Aunt to many wonderful nephews and a beautiful niece.
Janice took pride in her home and her family. She was an amazing house wife. She had more energy and love for life than anyone I have ever known. She was a loving daughter and sister. A devoted wife and mother. But above all the very BEST Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother Ever!!!
Janice had a kind spirit and zest for life that made her my Hero!! With a positive and cheerful outlook and a bright contagious smile she always knew how to pave her own road to happiness.
Janice knew happiness is found in the little things. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to my Grandmother. She has an uncanny ability to find peace and happiness in her every day activities.
She was an Elvis enthusiast and very much enjoyed time spent listening to her favorite songs. She was very artistic. Loved painting arts and crafts and had a passion for knitting.
I can see her now rocking in her chair watching an old western petting her cats listening to her birds. Always so content. As I mentioned it was always the little things.
A simple phone call a card a visit a warm hug would fill Grandmas heart full of smiles. We were the most important people in the world to her. She lived just to make our lives better. Unconditional love. To think someone like her felt that way about us should make us all feel more than a little good.
We can never forget there is a part of her in each of us. Something she gave us and asked for nothing in return. When in life, when we find ourselves in need of asking her just what we should do I hope we can begin to look to each other and find that part of her that she gave to each of us.
Maybe we can lean on each other and rely on each other the way we always knew we could do with her. Maybe then she won’t seem so far away.
Life is a gift and it moves too fast to not stop and enjoy the little moments more often. I promise Grandma, for you, I’m trying.
My Grandmother was unbelievably compassionate. Her heart knew no bounds. She was perfect. Perfect in every respect. We are all a little closer to perfection to have had her in our lives.
So for your wisdom, your courage, your strength, tenderness, compassion, your understanding, your patience, and your love, Grandma we all Thank You!!! After you the mold was indeed broken.
Even though you were took from this world your loving heart has left a beacon of light for all. It is not often that we come across a woman so special that she stays with you forever. Your beautiful soul has left a trail of inspirational memories.
I don’t believe in saying goodbye, for I know we will all see you, feel you, and hold you close in our hearts. Those who we truly love never really leave us. There are things death can not touch. She lives on in me and in all who have been touched by the love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and beauty of her soul.
She will be missed by family and numerous friends. We will miss her everyday and carry her in our hearts ❤️
(She will always be my favorite.)
Sweet Dreams Grandma,
See you later. ❤️
A very special thanks to the physicians and staff of Marietta Memorial Hospital.
The family would like to express a deep appreciation to Janice’s daughter Denise Morse, granddaughter Stephanie Everson and grandson Norman Morse who provided invaluable care to my Grandmother for many years. Thank you all for your loving kindness.
Janice loved time actively spent with friends and staff of the O’Neill Senior Center.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers or cards donations be made to the O’Neill Senior Center 333 4th Street Marietta Ohio 45250 (740)373-3914
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
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