Dr. Janet M. Noble, 79, passed away peacefully November 16, 2019, having spent her final days filled with laughter, love and time with family.
She was born in Ontario, Canada to the late Cecil and Florence (Powers) Noble and grew up in Akron, OH. She was a retired professor emeritus having taught Hospitality & Restaurant Management at the University of Kentucky, University of Maryland and finally the University of Arkansas.
Janet had many hobbies and talents. She was an avid quilter, belonging to several quilt groups in her hometown of Fayetteville, AR; Loose Threads, Pieces & Patches, QUILT of Northwest Arkansas and Scrappy Ladies. She was also known to frequent the "Thursday In The Park Ladies" when she was in Akron.
She loved her dogs, and showed her poodles, winning many awards. She took her dogs to the local juvenile detention center to spend time with the young men there. She enjoyed golfing, and was a member of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks where she was very active in their training program and could identify any plant you put in front of her.
Janet was an active participant in her Bible Club at Saint Joseph's in Fayetteville, AR and was an EMC.
She was brilliant and kind and there are probably a thousand more things Janet was involved in that we can't remember, but those who knew her were blessed by the encounter. Janet was caring, hard working, and gentle. In the final days of her life, she flew from Arkansas to Ohio so she could spend those days with her family. We laughed, we cried and shared in the joy of being with one another. It was her final gift to us.
Janet was preceded in death by her brother Michael Noble, and is survived by her sisters, Carol Miller and Kathleen Rayburn, along with many other loving relatives and friends.
The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center in Copley for their wonderful care and attention to Janet in her final days.
A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1580 Brown St., with Rev. Matthew Pfeiffer officiating. Friends may call at church from 12:30 – 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite local dog rescue in Janet's name.
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