Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Janet Weems Passes Away

    Surround by her family, Janet Louise Weems passed away peacefully with grace and dignity on May 21, 2016 at her home in Tracy's Landing, Maryland following a valiant four-year battle with cancer. She was 74.
    She was preceded in death by her loving parents, E. Louise Johnson Turner and James (Junior) Turner and her devoted grandparents, Jim and Viola Johnson and Herman and Edna Turner.
    Janet graduated from the original Southern High School in Lothian, MD and the Maryland Medical Secretarial School in Hagerstown, MD., and worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Smith's office in Shady Side, MD and Dr. Graw's office in Davidsonville, MD. In 1982, she and her husband owned and operated Southern Maryland Cable, Inc. until her retirement in 2003. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, 1st Lutheran Church in Huntingtown, MD and was a lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lothian, MD. Janet and her husband loved travelling and spending the winters in Florida. She had a deep devotion to her family and friends. Her kindness and generosity enriched the lives of those around her and her humor and zest for life will always be remembered. She enjoyed playing golf, entertaining and spending time with her cherished grandchildren.
    She is survived by her husband of 54 year, F. Ray Weems ; two daughters, Brenda Maclin (Jim) of Oakton, VA and Lori Graybill (Jeff) of Tracy's Landing, MD; a brother, William Turner (Margaret) of Tracy's Landing, MD; and five grandchildren, Alec Snyder, Ellen, Emily and Jimmy Maclin and William Graybill. She also leaves behind and will be forever loved by her many caring relatives and friends.
    Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Wednesday, May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road, Lothian, MD on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Interment immediately following in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122 (hospicechesapeake.org) or First Lutheran Church, 6300 Southern Maryland Blvd., Huntingtown, MD 20639. An online guestbook is available at   http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/capitalgazette/janet-weems-condolences/180095693

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