Janet M. Stroup, 71, a resident of South Market Street, Muncy, PA, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2012 in the Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA following a brief illness. Born in Franklin Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, November 22, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Buss and Adda (Gordner) Diltz.
Janet was the wife of William B. Stroup with whom she celebrated a 39th wedding anniversary on July 20, 2011.
She was a 1958 graduate of Hughesville High School. Janet was employed by the former GTE Sylvania at Montoursville and was last employed by the former Atwood Fabrics at Muncy. Janet had also been employed as a home health aid. Her most enjoyable job of all was raising her family.
She was a member of the New Life Church at Pennsdale, PA. She enjoyed sewing, reading, traveling and puzzles.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Sherry (George Lightcap) Stroup, Blackwood, NJ; Douglas (Karen) Stroup, Berwick, PA; Eric (Erica) Stroup, Picture, Rocks, PA; Richard Stroup, Muncy, PA; Randy Stroup, Muncy, PA; two sisters, Leona (Alan) Poust, Hughesville, PA; Dorothy (Carl) Fraley, Muncy, PA; five grandchildren, Chylee Stroup; Sara Stroup; Benjamin Stroup; Lauren Stroup and Timothy Stroup. She was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin O. Diltz.
A memorial service will be conducted from the New Life Church, 1006 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2012 with Reverend Robert A. Lauver, her pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.