Janet M. Boots

Janet M. Boots, 59, of North Sewickley Township, passed away peacefully at her residence late Tuesday evening, August 12, 2014 following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in McKees Rocks, PA on April 17, 1955 to the late Joseph Wanek and the late Mary Carlick Wanek. Janet graduated from Sto-Rox High School in the class of 1973 and worked in the billing department at Ohio Valley General Hospital for 23 years. Later, she became a Certified Nurses Aide and worked for Lutheran SeniorLife for nine years, most recently at LIFE Beaver County in Center Township for five years. She was a member of former St. Mark Catholic Parish in McKees Rocks and enjoyed gardening.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Wanek, and her sister, Dolores Wilczak, on July 15, 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Boots, whom she married August 16, 2007. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph “Butch” Wanek, with whom she lived, and her sister and brother, Donna (and William) Boncek and Raymond (and Evelyn) Wanek, Sr., all of Elizabeth City, NC, as well as five stepchildren and 13 step grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 4-8 P.M. on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 8 P.M. on Friday at TURNER’S with Sister Mary Thaddeus Markelewicz of McGuire Memorial Home officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mark’s Cemetery in McKees Rocks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Janet’s name, to Catholic Hospice.

Janet’s family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff and nurses of Catholic Hospice for the compassionate care they provided her over the last few months.

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