Janet Elizabeth Sidell Townsend
Janet Elizabeth Sidell Townsend died peacefully in New Port Richey, Florida on October 15, 2020 surrounded by her husband (58 years) Ted and sons Ed and Kevin.
She was born on July 2, 1942 in Parkersburg, WV, lived in Williamstown, WV, and graduated from Williamstown High School. She attended High Point College, NC, West Virginia University, and earned her nursing degree from WVUP. She passionately worked for many years delivering babies in the OB unit at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was member of the First United Methodist Church, Williamstown Historical Society, Williamstown Junior Womens club, and was a driving force behind the creation of the Williamstown Public Library. She was an avid reader, card player and shopper extraordinaire.
Her strength, love of life, sense of humor, and love of learning can be found in her sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was one of a kind and her passing will leave a large space in our family. She is survived by her husband Ted, son Ed (Maria), son Kevin (Mary), grandchildren Drew (Tia), Sara Humes (Richard), Courtney White (Reed) and Ted (April); and great-grandchildren Andy and Paige and soon to be born Baby White. She was preceded in death by her father (A.R. (Doc) Sidell), mother (Frances Sidell) and brother (Dr. Fred Sidell).
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home with the Revs. Leo Farley and Helen Oates co-officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview cemetery in Williamstown. Visitation with be 2-4 and 6-8 on Wednesday at the funeral home. Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.
Donations in her memory may be directed to the Williamstown Public Library.
Cawley and Peoples is honored to serve the Townsend family and offers online condolences and many other resources by visiting the Cawley and Peoples website http://cawleyandpeoples.com.