Janet L. Laubscher Baney

Janet L. Laubscher Baney

Janet L. Laubscher Baney, 82, of Beech Creek, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

She was born Oct. 6, 1933 in Swissdale, a daughter of the late Harold and Verna Keifer Laubscher.

Janet worked at Liberty Baptist Daycare and Woolrich, Inc., Blanchard, and most recently at the former Blue Chimney Restaurant in Mill Hall.

She never knew a stranger and loved her family, friends, and neighbors with boundless warmth and affection. She also loved the outdoors, gardening, cooking, daisies, children and babies, and most of all, helping others. Her genuine and simple way to life was forever filled with unwavering love, generosity, and kindness as she touched the lives of everybody who knew her as a mother to all, sister to many, and sweet “Aunt Janet” to countless children, in and outside her family. Her memory will live on with an eternal spirit of caring and giving and she will be missed by all.

Janet is survived by two sons, Daniel (Eileen) Baney of Crestview, Fla., and Todd Baney of Huntersville, N.C.

Also surviving are three brothers, John (Kitty) Laubscher of Swissdale, Gary (Mary) Laubscher of Lock Haven and Harold Laubscher, Jr., and one sister, Betty Kerstetter, Loganton.

Janet was also blessed with two grandchildren, Erin (Pete) D’addio of Tampa, Fla., and Vincent Sabarre of Crestview, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Joanne Bower and Shirley Brigman, and by one brother, Ronald Laubscher.

A service and celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 Croak Hollow Road, Lock Haven, with the Rev. Roger Yoder officiating. Family and friends will be received in the church two hours prior to the service and celebration, and will be encouraged to share their loving memory or memories of Janet. Interment will be in Swissdale Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Janet dedicated her life to helping others, including children in their fight against cancer by actively donating to the Saint Jude’s Children Fund up until the day of her passing. If you would like to continue her love and generosity, please consider a donation or gift in her memory to the Saint Jude’s Children Fund. To donate or send a gift in her memory, please visit www.stjude.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral & Cremation Services LLC, 121 W. Main St. Online thoughts and memories can be made at www.yost-gedonfuneralhome.com