Janet L. Horton, 81 of New Philadelphia accepted a new position as pianist for Jesus in heaven on Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born in Tippecanoe, Ohio to Maywood & Alpha (Fouts) Wright on October 23, 1938. She attended Freeport High School and received dual Associate degrees from Belmont Technical College in 2003.
Janet began playing piano at age 5 and served many congregations during her life, including Roxford United Methodist Church (Dennison) and Harbor of Hope (St. Clairsville). She also enjoyed playing at Stone & Thomas Department Store in Wheeling during the Christmas season. Janet was a compassionate person who loved her family and friends and enjoyed sending cards to encourage others.
Janet is survived by her daughters April (Jay) Coventry of Dover, Patti Pruitt of New Philadelphia, Liz (Mike) Hageter of St.Clairsville, Jennifer (Allan) Smith of St. Charles, Missouri, and brother, Rev. Paul (Donna) Wright; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Peggy (Duane) Appel, stepson Jim (Karen) Horton Jr, brother Harold (Mary Lou) Wright, sister Joanne (Eddie) McNabb and husbands Bill Bose and James Horton Sr.
Calling hours will be held at Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home, Inc. in Uhrichsville on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and funeral services will take place at Roxford United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11 a.m., with the Pastor Ron Heasley officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Roxford United Methodist Church.