Janet Marie Love

  • Died: September 21, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Janet Marie Love, 76, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 21, 2018 after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, she was born March 18, 1942 to Leo and Esther (Roussey) Houser. She was a 1960 graduate of Central Catholic High School and worked in data processing at Peoples Trust Bank for 23 years. She married Richard Love on June 17, 1972. She enjoyed music, playing Euchre, time at the lake, and being with her husband on the golf course. Her beautiful smile showed her love for everyone. Her strong faith in God and the loving care of her husband helped her through each day of her illness. Her love for her family led her to spend countless hours with her sisters, nieces, and nephews. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Richard, sisters, Carol Wilch, Mary Ellen Ratliff, Pat (Tim) Kerlin; sisters-in-law, Jyl Strand, Roxanne (Jim) Firks; and multiple nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Donnie; and her twin sister, Jean Madigan. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd with one hour of calling prior to the Mass. Calling at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm with a Rosary Service at 7:00 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery , Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

It has been two weeks since my dear sister was raised up by our Lord and Savior to be with our parents, Leo and Esther Houser, our brother, Donnie, whom none of his 5 sisters were fortunate enough to know, and Jan's twin sister, Jean, who passed in 2009. Throughout these last 2 weeks as I have been able to process the loss of a big sister, I reflect back on memories of our childhood days and the ordinary games we played, hopscotch, red rover, and paper dolls, playing cards, "Easy Money", and telling our fortunes. But, my memories also include the made-up games, including bouncing the ball on the McComb barn next to our house on Tecumseh St., while making up our own stories, and playing "Hide Out" with the twins and the neighborhood kids. The twins invited me to play with them, I knew I was lucky. Being four years younger, when my 9 year old sisters told me to do something.....I did it. This meant dressing me up like a baby and them trying to pass me off as our mothers's "new baby" around the neighborhood. I wasn't embarrassed, I got to play with my sisters. I was lucky. Jan and I would sit on the swing on our front porch on any summer night and sing "Tammy" made popular by Debbie Reynolds from the movie "Tammy and the Bachelor". One neighbor would encourage us to continue singing... I'm betting others couldn't wait for the noise to stop. I loved all my sisters, but there was no hesitation when I got married and asked Janet to be my Maid of Honor. She stood by my side that day as she did the months and years after. She was the "cool aunt" to my daughters and she held their respect until the end. Jan 's illness, as my mothers, brought the family closer together. When I would visit her she and I would sing that song together until she no longer could. I can't help but think how lucky people were to have Janet in their lives. How lucky, no, blessed, was I to have her in mine as my big sister.

Posted by Patty (Houser) Kerlin - Fort Wayne, IN   October 05, 2018

My husband, Jim, enjoyed golfing with Dick...especially when he brought Janet with him! He spoke fondly of both of you and would want me to send condolences. Thinking of you

Posted by Nancy Rivera - Ft.Wayne, IN   September 26, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Janet for your loss. May God bring you comfort in your time of grief. (2 Thessalonians 2: 16)

Posted by A friend   September 24, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Love. God understands the comfort that we need when we lose a loved one. May you confide in Him always because His understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:5)

Posted by A friend   September 24, 2018

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