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Janet Ogilvie

August 8, 2008
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Janet Taylor Ogilvie of Beverly, Ohio, died Aug. 6, 2008.

She was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Birmingham, Ala., to James Alexander and Dorothy Garwood Ogilvie. Janet moved at a young age to upstate New York, where she attended Lewiston-Porter High School in Lewiston, N.Y., (when she won the U.S. Amateur Women's Doubles Championship in badminton) and college.

She received a B.S. from SUNY-Fredonia and a M.A. from SUNY-Albany. Most of her professional career was in student guidance and counseling and she spent her early years at SUNY-Bockport, RIT and Nazareth Colleges in Rochester, N.Y., before moving to West Virginia. Once in the Mountain State, she worked at WVU-Parkersburg as Director of Counseling while presenting Myers-Briggs workshops for the college's Community Education Office. Janet was a member of Altrusa and the P.E.O. Sisterhood of W.Va., Chapter G. As a music enthusiast, she enjoyed local jazz performances, the W.Va. Symphony and sang at one time with The People's Choice, a local choral group. Her interest in theatre and enthusiastic support of the state's arts and crafts heritage speak to her love of the community.

Surviving are her brother, Dr. Gary Ogilvie and wife, Marcia, of Parkersburg; three nieces, Lynley, Liz and Kit of Northern Virginia; and Lynley's two children, George and Jayne.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 320 Second Street, Marietta. Her family invites friends to join them for this service and afterward in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marietta Memorial Hospice, 210 North Seventh Street, Suite 300, Marietta, OH 45750.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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