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Janet Duane Click

January 11, 1932 October 9, 2018
Janet Duane Click
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Janet Duane Howdyshell Click, 86, of Harrisonburg, VA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Click was born on January 11, 1932 in Mt. Solon, VA and was the daughter of the late Lester M. Howdyshell and Ruby Clarice Shull Howdyshell.

Mrs. Click graduated from North River High School. She graduated from King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Staunton, VA with her nursing degree after attending Valley Vo-Tech and the Staunton LPN School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at Rockingham Memorial Hospital and also at several nursing homes in Harrisonburg where she found her passion was in caring for the elderly. She was a member of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church and Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She also was a member of Sunrise Church of the Brethren and sang in the Shenandoah Crusaders Choir for many years. She also played organ and piano at Sangerville Church of the Brethren where she directed the children’s choir.

Mrs. Click later worked in direct sales with Home Interiors for 10 years and later owned and operated Rainbow Flowers in Harrisonburg, VA for 15 years until retirement. Her love of designing floral arrangements for others carried through in her later years as did her desire to create and design her floral gardens around her home. She also found much joy and happiness with her two 4-legged friends, Prince and Pumpkin.

Mrs. Click was united in marriage on January 11, 1951 to Victor Miller Click, who preceded her in death on December 23, 2009.

Surviving are four children, Robert E. Click of New Market, VA, Roger L. Click of Hartshorne, OK, Machelle Rader and husband Edward of Harrisonburg and Debra C. Welk and husband Paul of Bridgewater, VA. She is also survived by five grandchildren Jonathan M. Alley and wife Jan, Edward L. Rader, III, Hilary C. Buckless and husband Brian, Steven M. Click and wife Dona, and Cindy M. Johnson and husband Travis; four great-grandchildren, Carter and Caden Alley, Stevie Click-Williams and Taylor Johnson.

She is survived by three sisters, Dillie Reese of Dayton, Juanelle Simmons of Harrisonburg and Marlene Rollins of Sebring, Florida. Three brothers, Ivan Howdyshell of Bridgewater, Jackie Howdyshell of Harrisonburg and Larry Howdyshell of Mt. Solon. Also surviving are many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald W. Click and Freddie A. Click; siblings Freddie Howdyshell, Carland Howdyshell, Sheryl Howdyshell, Garland Howdyshell, Beverly Howdyshell, Martin Howdyshell, Catherine Annalee Auville, Franklin Dee Howdyshell and Lester Ray Howdyshell.

Our family is blessed to have many loving and caring family, friends and neighbors during her illness. We wish to extend our gratitude to First Choice Hospice, Sentara RMH and VMRC physician and nursing staffs for the care she received. The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel with The Reverand Paul Weber, The Reverend J.D. Glick officiating and her nephew, Mark Reese. A private burial will be held at Sangerville Church of the Brethren.

Active pallbearers will be Martin Auville, Daniel Auville, Doug Howdyshell, Tim Howdyshell, Eric Reese and Mark Reese.

Memorial contributions may be mailed to Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, 281 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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6:00 PM 10/12/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/12/2018 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

celebration of life




11:00 AM 10/13/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/13/2018 12:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Rev. Paul Weber, Rev. J.D. Glick, and Mark Reese officiating. Burial will be private.

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Sangerville Church of the Brethren Cemetery Final Resting Place

26 Vance Road
Bridgewater, VA 22812

26 Vance Road Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Muhlenberg Lutheran Church

281 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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