Janet Gilbert

Janet Marie Gilbert (Taylor)

Tuesday, November 9th, 1954 - Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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GILBERT, JANET MARIE, age 66, of Lake Isabella passed away with her family by her side Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at her home under the care of Mid Michigan Hospice.

A Private Memorial Service for Janet will be held with Fr. Don Henkes officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mid Michigan Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the Clark Family Funeral Chapel.

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Janet was born on November 9, 1954, in Pontiac, the daughter of the late George Sr. and Odeal (Brasseur) Taylor. She married John Gilbert on October 2, 1982, in Waterford. Janet worked as a bank teller for 16 years. She also worked as a cook at Sacred Heart Academy and St. Vincent de Paul. She was a parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed boating, golfing, bowling, watching baseball, and playing softball.

Janet is survived by her husband of 38 years, John Gilbert, Sr.; children, Julie (Daniel Andersen) Gilbert of Ocala, FL, Mary Beth (Brian) Roe of Holt, and John Jr. (Michelle Abbott) Gilbert of Weidman; grandson, Gavin Roe; brothers, George Taylor of Waterford and Robert (Karen) Taylor of Rochester; sisters, Dolores Hockenberry of Auburn Heights, Elizabeth Sornig of Waterford, Mary (Edward) Filhart of Shepherd, Sally Taylor of North Carolina, and Joyce Taylor of Mt. Pleasant; and many nieces and nephews.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Elizabeth Roe; and brother, Donald Taylor.
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Ernie Matties

Posted at 11:29am
John and Johnny. My family is thinking of you guys and praying for peace in your heart. Our warmest condolences. The Matties Family
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Jenny Marie

Posted at 09:00am
I have so many memories of aunt Janet! It’s hard to pick one to share. I think the first thing I think when I think of her was her big deep laugh! I will never forget an aunt Janet laugh. I remember always following her and my mom around in the kitchen or at the table of a scrabble game. I remember going shopping many times through mt pleasant with them both and listening to their stories and memories of their own families. Of course I remember her and all the adults watching all of us perform our wonderful plays in your basement! So many camping memories - where Marybeth almost died of a lightening strike, visiting your ice cream shop countless times, to the most recent mackinac one last summer. I loved stopping by at your Lansing house and seeing her play with Gavin. It was the cutest thing to see their friendship and obsession of each other. Aunt Janet and uncle john have always portrayed to everyone how helpful they are to family and friends. I’ve never been around them and not had uncle john or aunt Janet offer to help us with something! Aunt janet was someone that was always so fun to be around and always left with fun memories and many laughs. Her life and kind spirit will never be forgotten and will encourage us to laugh more and spread more love to others. We love you guys!! Cannot wait until we can hug you all in person.

Lisa Zeppa

Posted at 07:08am
How do I put into words the whole in my heart? I am just packing it full of all the beautiful, fun loving memories of singing, gatherings, parties, food, games, swimming, boat rides, ice cream, and the list goes on. To know Aunt Janet was to know how to live and love. Uncle John, Julie, Mary Beth, and Johnny, please know that you have been in our prayers every single day, and I can't wait to see you all to give you all some bear hugs. LOVE YOU!

Stephanie Wenzel

Posted at 08:00pm
Uncle John, Julie, MaryBeth, Johnny, Brian and Gavin,
I am so truly sorry for the loss of such an amazing women. Aunt Janet was such a good person. Her laugh was infectious. She was so kind and had the biggest heart. My weekends as a kid were spent visiting grandma and grandpa at your house because Aunt Janet so selflessly took care of them for so many years. I will always be so grateful that she gave me a job at the ice cream store when I was a broke college kid. She sat by my side when I had to have an unexpected surgery and took care of me for days after. Her kindness was endless and there will never be another person like her. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

Karen West

Posted at 12:58pm
Dear Uncle John, Julie, Mary Beth, and Johnny, I am sending you all my love and prayers during this difficult time. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Janet, it’s hard to know where to begin. I loved her enormous hugs!! You could feel all the warmth and love from her in those hugs!! I loved her strong singing voice and how we always sang at all of our get togethers. I remember being the flower girl in Uncle John and Aunt Janet’s wedding and how special she made me feel, even though it was her special day. I remember how she always let me “style” her hair, not that I was good at it!
Words cannot express how much I love Aunt Janet and how much I’ll miss her. I am comforted knowing that she is home, resting in the Lord's peace.

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