Janet Beck Agnew, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Hamilton, Ohio, where she had lived for the past six years with her daughter, Kerry, and son-in-law, Stephen Bossert.
She was born in Aspinwall, Pa., on July 9, 1926, the daughter of Edward and Stella (Bernardi) Beck. She graduated from Hood College in Frederick, Md., in 1948 with a degree in mathematics. Janet married her childhood sweetheart, Bert Lohman Agnew, on Oct. 8, 1948.
In 1982 Janet and her husband left Philadelphia and retired to Pinehurst, where they became active members of the community. She formed enduring friendships while participating in many social and volunteer activities.
Janet enjoyed the warm fellowship of Pinehurst United Methodist Church and especially appreciated their support after her husband died in 2012.
Also preceding her in death are her parents; two older brothers, Ralph and Edward Beck; and granddaughter Susan Agnew Bossert. She is survived by her three daughters, Cinda (Janharm) Musters, of the Netherlands, Kerry (Steve) Bossert, of Hamilton, Ohio, and Tracy Gribben, of Troy, Mich; eight grandchildren, Reinier, Anna and Jocelyn, of the Netherlands; Stephanie and Meredith, of Ohio; Emily, Nancy and Sally, of Michigan; and 18 great-grand children, Maurits, Christine, Josephine, Victoria, Juliette, Robin, Cecile, of the Netherlands; Olivia, Michael, and Jacob, of Ohio; Allison, Riley, Brett, Skylar, Jackson, Dylan, Grayson and Ledger of Michigan.
Janet will be warmly remembered for her cheerful, sunny personality, beautiful smile and love of family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Pinehurst United Methodist Church, with Pastor David Beam officiating.
Memorials may be directed to Pinehurst United Methodist Church, 4111 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374; or Family Promise, 706 N. Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen, NC 28315.