Janet Anne Harris

December 30, 1953 - July 16, 2018

12/30/1953 - 07/16/2018

Past Services

Visitation
Friday July 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Friday July 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday July 21, 2018

Service
Saturday July 21, 2018
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Janet Anne Harris, 64 of Bellaire, Ohio died Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio.

Janet was born December 30, 1953 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Francis and Christena Williams Taggart.

She was a retired teacher with the Bellaire School District, a member of the Bellaire Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Sunday School Teacher. Janet was a past president of the Bellaire Pilot Club, she was a master gardener and was instrumental in establishing the butterfly garden at the Imperial Glass Museum. Janet was a graduate of Bellaire High School, she received her bachelor degree from Ohio University and her Master’s degree from the University of Dayton.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Taggart, her nephew, Andrew Adams and her beloved dogs, Spike and Curly Joe.

Surviving are her loving husband, Greg L. Harris, whom she married on July 9, 1983, her sisters, Lois (Art Fernandez) Palicka of Shadyside, Ohio, Susan Adams of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and Nancy (Art) Piatt of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Also her nieces and nephew, Susan (Darren) Rockey, Frank Palicka, Jr., Carly (Chuck) Bell, Grechen (Caleb) Congrove and Shannon (Levi) Allen and her great nieces and nephews, Richard Palicka, Camryn Bell, Charlie Bell, Stella Riesbeck, Harry Congrove, Walter Congrove, Owen Allen, Chloe Allen, Lucy Allen, Auggie Allen and Finnegan Allen.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm where services will be held on Saturday at 11 am with Rev. Christina Kestner officiating. Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Animal Shelter by going to TMCFunding.com.

Share your thoughts and memories with Janet’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer. com.

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Kathy Tottka
4 years ago

To Janet’s sisters and husband, my deepest sympathy. I’ll always remember Janet’s smile. She was always so lighthearted and positive. Prayers for you all.

Donny, Cindy, and Woody Maupin
4 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers!

BOB AND SUE WIGGINS
4 years ago

GREG AND FAMILY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS BUCK, SUE AND BUDDY

Ray & Peggy Benesh
4 years ago

Greg, we’re so sorry for your loss. Janet always had a smile for everyone. One of the memories we have was seeing her walking down the street to the end of the road with a bucket of water to take care of God’s flowers she would say. What a blessing to have had her as a neighbor. She had a sweetness about her that will never be forgotten.

Norman Papola
4 years ago

Greg, Diane and I want to extend our condolences. Jan was a special lady who always had a smile on her face. We will all miss her. Take care my friend.

Edward L. McCorkle Sr.
4 years ago

Greg, I’m so sorry to see that you have lost Janet, please accept our most sincere condolences. Janet was such a fun and loving person. God be with you my friend. Ed & Carole McCorkle Sr.

Dave& Matt Sechrest
4 years ago

Greg so sorry for your loss

Kevin Roseberry
4 years ago

I am saddened for your loss. Janet was a true teacher who always put her students first. I remember my first year in 1984 she and the Neffs crew gave me a wedding shower at school. I have never forgot that. My prayers are with Greg and all the family.

Dawn (Steele) Freeman
4 years ago

I am just heart broken after hearing the news of Mrs. Harris’ passing. She was my kindergarten teacher at Neffs Elementary during the 1984-1985 school year. Although it was quite some time ago, I still have wonderful memories of her. In particular, I can recall her dressing up like a big pumpkin for our Halloween party. I remember it vividly because as a 5-year-old, I thought it was pretty awesome! She was the sweetest person and one of my favorite teachers throughout my time at Bellaire. I will always remember her sweet smile and gentleness in the classroom. The world has suffered a terrific loss with her passing, but our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Erica Wellman
4 years ago

I will forever remember Janet and her sweet smile. Greg, you and your family are in my prayers. Erica RN Dr Das office