Janet M. Eshenower

ELIZABETHTOWN – Janet M. Eshenower, 73, of Elizabethtown, and formerly of McAlisterville, died at noon Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her home.

Born March 24, 1940, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late R. Elmer and Mary L. (Hower) Winey. Her husband, Donald L. Eshenower, whom she married on Dec. 5, 1980, survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: two sons, Randy Zendt and his wife, Colleen, of Elizabethtown, and Craig Zendt and his wife, Tina, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; two stepdaughters, Kim Bair and her husband, Wade, of McAlisterville, and Dawn Eshenower-Osburn, of Newport; eight grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Zendt, and one grandson, Seth Zendt.

She was a 1959 graduate of East Juniata High School. Janet had been attending the Life Point Church, Harrisburg. She was a member of the Juniata County Business and Professional Women and a former member of the Richfield Women’s Club.

In earlier life, Mrs. Eshenower was employed by West Snyder High School as a secretary. Later, she co-owned and operated the Zendt Nursing Home, Richfield, after which she was employed as a secretary for Walker Wood Products, Mifflintown.

Janet was an avid reader and an ardent animal lover, who enjoyed watching birds and especially loved her dogs.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with Dr. Glenn E. Pfeiffer officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing; however, family will be present to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Mrs. Eshenower’s memory may be made to the Centre County PAWS, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801.

For online tributes and condolences, please visit www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.