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Janet E. Austin, 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in The Grove at New Wilmington.
Janet was born in New Castle on Nov. 18, 1953, to Robert and Jane Johnson Austin.
She was a homemaker, who enjoyed sketching, playing video games and writing poetry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, William, Russell, Mildred and Garnet Austin.
Janet will be sadly missed by three sons, Robert and Vincent of New Castle, and Marcus of Owings Mills Maryland; two daughters, Portia Harris of Randallstown, Maryland, and Jennifer Austin of New Castle; six brothers: Robert of Baltimore, Maryland, Lawrence (Delores) of New Castle, Richard (Doris) of Woodstock, Maryland, Gordon (Leslie) of New Castle, George of Baltimore, Maryland, and Wesley (Leah) Austin of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two sisters, Eleanor Austin of Orlando, Florida, and Karen Waters of Indianapolis, Indiana; an aunt, Peggy Johnson of Rochester, New York; and 17 grandchildren, Armontae' Harris, Tyrese, Mykala, Robert Jr., Marissa, Xavia, Vincent Jr., Elisha, Angelia, Damaris, Maleah, Tatiaynna, Jamiya and Alyssa Austin, Noel, Niala and Egypt McKnight.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Monday at the New Hope Family Worship Center, 3 Lower Idlewild Drive, Union Township.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Janet Austin will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. The Rev. Patricia Austin will deliver words of comfort.
Services have been entrusted to the Charlotte A. Sheffield Funeral Home Inc., 454 Chestnut St., New Castle, Pa. 16101.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.sheffieldfuneralhomepa.com.
Published on April 2, 2017
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