Janet Louise Chandler (nee Ransom) of Cuba, Missouri was born on Friday, March 7, 1941 in Salem, Missouri to Virgil Elmer and Blanche Nellie (Barton) Ransom. She was later raised by Mildred Louise (Dicus) Ransom. She passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 28 days.
Janet was raised in Steelville, Missouri and graduated from Steelville High School.
She married Cleo Chandler on January 26, 1963 in Cuba, Missouri by Bro. Echols.
Janet accepted the Lord early in life and attended 1st Assembly of God Church in Steelville, Missouri. When she and Cleo lived in Tennessee, she worked at Walmart as a door greeter. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in St. James, Missouri.
Janet loved to work with her hands and was very crafty. She enjoyed crocheting and even made each grandchild (some great grandchildren) blankets, sewing plastic canvas to make door hangers and sewing. Janet liked to go to the restaurant and visit, in fact she never met a stranger. She loved to travel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil (Mildred) Ransom and Blanche Ransom; parents-in-law, Estel (Gertrude Mae) Chandler and Thelma (Greenwalt) Chandler; infant son, Johnny Cleo Chandler; brother, Wilbur “Willy” Ransom, brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenda Caron, Homer “Buck” (Doris) Whittaker, Elmer (Mabel) Whittaker, Delmar (Bessie) Whittaker, Leona (Jim) Keasling, infant Homer Chandler, Floyd (Goldie) Chandler, Owen Chandler, infant Thelma Chandler, infant Donia Chandler, infant Lloyd Chandler and Bernice (Marvin) Carl.
She is survived by her husband, Cleo Chandler of Cuba, Missouri; children, Kimberly Molina of Steelville, Missouri and Eric “Rick” Chandler of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Megan (Josh) Gargus of Centralia, Missouri, Nicholas (Amelia) Hill of Indianapolis, Indiana, Joshua Carl of Rolla, Missouri, Skylar Ullery (fiancé Taylor Galbreath) and Bella Ullery of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Lindsey Carl (Doug Thomas) of Cuba, Missouri; great grandchildren, Caden and Porter Gargus, Brooklyn Carl, Lucas Carl and Raven and Damien Hill; siblings, Bonnie (Charles “Sonny”) Haffer, Sidney (Cecelia) Ransom, Ronnie (Judy Dicus) Caron and Johnny (Laurie) Ransom, all of Steelville, Missouri and Larry (Misty) Harmon of Cherryville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Patricia “Luddie” Chandler of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers and Rev. Mick Thrasher officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.