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Janet Engrid Birkestrand

August 17, 1935 ~ September 26, 2018 (age 83)

Janet Engrid Birkestrand, 83, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada. Janet was born August 17, 1935 in Colon, MI to Clarence and Edith Azanka (Merica) Swanson. On February 24, 1973 she married Robert Clark Birkestrand in Nevada and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1997.

Janet came to Nevada as a teenager with her family and graduated from Nevada High School. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband Bob in the Clock Shop. She also enjoyed singing in the Glory Church Choir for several years. Janet was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada, and Ellis Domestic Science Club.

Survivors include two nephews, Stephen Pettibon and his wife Sandra, Nevada, Bruce Pettibon and his wife Beth, Moundville, MO; three nieces, Joy Edwards and her husband Gary, Wamego, KS, Loretta Doubledee, Grain Valley, MO, Luanne Palmer, Nixa, MO; and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Bob, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Frieda Pettibon, and Madelyn Reichart.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Dr. Kevin Daugherty officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to the Arthritis Association in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Funeral Services:
At Ferry Funeral Home Nevada, MO
At 11:00 a.m., Sep 29, 2018

Newton Burial Park Nevada, MO

Ferry Funeral Home 301 South Washington Nevada, MO.

Call 1-417-667-3322 for more information
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