Janet Hecox Harris, 89, died peacefully July 8, 2012 . She was born January 20, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, and was adopted by Arthur Raymond and Norma Lucille (Lewis) Hecox of Middleport, Ohio.
She attended James Madison University and Capital University where she was a member of the Archery Team.
Janet enjoyed living in Middleport, Ohio, New Orleans, LA, Anglesey, N. Wales, Sardegna, Italy, Ghana, Africa and San Francisco, CA, where Gene’s work with Kaiser Aluminum took them. She also enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and was a member of Eastern Star and Heath United Methodist Church in Middleport, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her adopted brother, Joseph Henry Hecox and her husband, Eugene Marcus Harris.
Janet is survived by her six children, Ken (Nanci) Harris, Margie (John) Blake, Nancy (Rick) Toth, Patricia (John) Mayer, Rob (Peggy) Harris and Kathy (Riccardo) Rigoli. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Cammy (Chris) Merkle, Liz (Greg) Elliott, Emmy Harris, Frank (Amy) Blake, Abby Blake, Cara Mayer, Jake Mayer, Robbie (Sara) Harris, Erin (Josh) Gensic, Ryan Harris, Anita Rigoli, Lisa Rigoli and Carlo Rigoli; and three great-grandsons, Luke Elliott, C.J. Elliott and Nolan Blake.
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Riverview Cemetery in Middleport, Ohio. Family will receive friends following the service from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Riverbend Art Council, 239 N. Second Ave, Middleport, Ohio 45760.
For those who wish, donations may be made to Heath United Methodist Church, 339 S. Third Avenue, Middleport, Ohio 45760, or to the Clothe-A-Child program with Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214.
Online condolences may be made to www.schoedinger.com.