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Jane Janyssek

RICHBURG -- Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Ford Janyssek, 86, formerly of Charlotte, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Chester Regional Medical Center in Chester, S.C.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. today, Dec. 23, 2008, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Father William Pentis officiating. Interment will be private.

Born in Chester on Aug. 14, 1922, Mrs. Janyssek was the daughter of the late John Asbury Ford Sr. and Lucinda Chambers Ford. She was a graduate of Chester High School and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Women of St. Joseph's and the Springs Golden Age Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Sally Hair of DeLand, Fla., Mary Jane Coleman and her husband, Bill, of Reisterstown, Md., and Frances Kirkman and her husband, Keith, of Rock Hill, S.C.; one son, Thomas F. Janyssek and his wife, Lynne, of New Bern, N.C.; one brother, Buddy Ford and his wife, Becky, of Chester, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse "Al" Frank Janyssek; and three brothers, William, Jack and Sonny Ford.

The family will receive friends in the social hall of the church immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 869, Chester, SC 29706.

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