Cover photo for Janet Purk's Obituary
1952 Janet 2020

Janet Purk

June 9, 1952 — November 24, 2020


Janet E. Purk, 68, formerly of Van Wert, passed away at 2:05 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Indiana.

Born on June 9, 1952 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of the late Edwin D. and Ruth L. (Heath) Purk.

Janet was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Van Wert.

Janet was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and Crestview Knights. She also enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Bellmont Stakes every year. But, most importantly, Janet loved her family.

Surviving are a sister, Bernita (Bill) Griner of Decatur; nephew, Murlin (Kelly) Griner of Decatur; niece, Corina (Fiance`: Lon Linker) Lister; great nieces and nephews, Samantha (John) Sorg, Shawntel Griner, Zacary (Angie) Lister, Shelby Griner, and Alex (Haley) Singleton; great great nieces and nephews, Brooklynn Sorg, Remington Sorg, Bennett Sorg, Payton Myers, Roxanne Griner, and Jameson Lister; aunt, Betty Brown; and a nephew, Greg (Joyce) Reider and family.

Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 PM on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Graveside services will immediately follow in Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Convoy, with Rev. Chris Farmer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Janet`s memory may be directed to Van Wert County Humane Society.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, November 28, 2020

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Graveside Service

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Starts at 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery

Township Hwy 176, OH 45832

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