Janet Irene Chappell
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Janet Irene Chappell, age 84 of Lyndhurst, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022.
She was born July 21, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Yaroslav and Julia (Wick) Cernohorsky. Janet graduated from Kent State University and later earned her Master's Degree from Slippery Rock University of PA. She worked as a teacher, mostly as a reading specialist with Mercer Junior Senior High School for 19 years. She was also an aspiring writer and journalist in her earlier years.
Janet was proud of her Czech heritage and was a member of CSA Paramount Southgate Lodge and DTJ. She loved nature and considered herself to be a naturalist. Janet enjoyed gardening and going for walks in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Cleveland Metroparks. She also studied archaeology, conducting several amateur digs. Janet was interested in history and genealogy as well.
Janet is survived by her children: David Chappell, Dale (Debbie Shingledecker) Chappell, and Cheryl (John) Cowher, her grandchildren: Lauren, Cole, and Jack, her sister Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Cernohorsky, along with many loving extended family and friends, including her cousins Robert (Darlene) Macy.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard George Chappell.
Friends and family will be received Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM with a time of remembrance at 1:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.