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Janet L. Growden

October 28, 1955 — May 10, 2022


Janet L. Growden, 66, formerly of  Bedford, Pennsylvania. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the home of her daughter in Ridgeley, WV.

Janet was born in Bedford, PA. on October 28, 1955, to the late Russell and Janet (Buxton) Otto.

On March 8, 1974 she married George  R. Growden, who preceded her in death on January 10, 2019.

She is survived by daughter-Brittany Shriver wife of Michael; son- Eric Growden husband of Ashley; two grandsons Bradley and Jackson Growden; brother- Arthur Otto husband of Janet; brother- Jay Otto; brother- George Otto; and numerous nieces and nephews. Janet is preceded in death along with her parents and husband; brother- Fred Otto; brother Russell Otto Jr; sister- Evelyn Carrol Otto. She also leaves behind her precious dog Rascal.

Janet was a graduate of Bedford High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Janet was an avid gardener who loved being outdoors. She enjoyed sewing, making homemade blankets, and all kinds of arts and crafts which she shared with family through the years. Janet and her husband George were long time members of the Cresaptown Eagles.

Janet was a resident of Cresaptown, MD. for 34 years where she worked as a waitress for more than 20 years at the Bedford Springs, Hoss's, State Line restaurant, Scampi's and D'Atri's.

She loved her family with every ounce of her being and she will be sincerely missed by all.

The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Valley Health Home Care and WVU Hospice for their outstanding compassionate care.

Friends and family will be received on Thursday, May 12, from 4-8 p.m. at the Louis Geisel Funeral Home, 330 East Pitt St. Bedford, PA. 15522 and on Friday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to the hour of service at 11 a.m.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at the Louis Geisel Funeral Home with Father Richard Tomkosky officiating.

Burial will be held at Bedford County Memorial Park immediately following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Janet's name to the:
National Kidney Foundation
2403 Sidney St #230
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, Pennsylvania.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Janet L. Growden, please visit our flower store.

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