Janet Lee Crow


Janet Lee Crow, 86, of Venice, Florida passed away on Thursday, November 2nd at Tidewell Sarasota Hospice House with the eldest of 6 by her side.

She lived her life uniquely and independently, trying to some, but no doubt fearlessly and persuasively to all who knew her.

Born August 5, 1937 in West Unity, Ohio to Edna (Snyder) and Harry Converse, she spent her first 55 years in northwest Ohio. She was an only child and graduated from Swanton High School in 1955. She loved dressing up and re-enacting the American pioneer era with her friend, Al for several years at the Applebutter Festival in Grand Rapids.

She moved to Florida in late 1992 and loved being involved with the Nokomis Drum Circle for 28 years on Nokomis Beach on late Saturday afternoons, just before sunset as dozens and even hundreds of onlookers would join in.

She also fiercely traveled the country in a van with Spats the cat by her side and never had any incidents of note. Just adventure. After Spats passed away, she was hesitant to raise another cat as she aged. She instead enjoyed many neighbors’ cats in the buildings she resided in as well as her daughter Sharon’s cat, Thomas. Cruising Taco Bell or Wendy’s while always desiring her daily dose of Pepsi. She was also a loyal shopper at Goodwill and Walmart, with many of her purchases covered in pink, her favorite color.

Mom. Grandma. Great Grandma. Angels on your pillow…

She is survived by Victoria (Jack) McGiffin of Cygnet, OH, Cathy (Robert) Impton of Ocala, FL, Sharon Crow of Blissfield, MI, Matthew Crow of Madison, Alabama, Lisa Crow (daughter in law) of Tontogany, OH, Danielle DeVane (bonus daughter) of Palmetto, FL as well as 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Linda Crow (daughter), Timothy Crow (son), Brady Crow (great-grandson), Al Boyd (special friend), Marti Collier (special friend).

Her ashes will be scattered in the sea, on her daughter’s grave, mixed in with her son’s ashes and the rest between her parents in Pioneer, Ohio.

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