Janet Karlet, 101, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully at her residence while surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Janet Juanita was born October 6, 1921, at Atlanta in Pickaway County, Ohio.  She was the daughter of McKinley and Doris Kelley Kirkpatrick.  She was a 1939 graduate of Atlanta High School and lived most of her life in Long Island, New York and Washington Court House.  In high school she rode horses and played basketball and her parents would take her to Columbus frequently to watch the OSU basketball games.  She was a lifelong OSU Buckeye fan.  After graduation she moved from the farm to Washington Court House.  As a young person, she studied voice and was often asked to sing at private events around Washington Court House.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Washington Country Club and the Cecilians Music Club.  The family business of harness horse racing took her on many travels to the East and West coasts.  She attended the Little Brown Jug, of which her father was a founding director, every year since its inception in 1946.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Edward Cobb and Frank Karlet.

Janet is survived by three children, Natalie Wentworth of Columbus, Corinne McCandless and her husband, Gary, of Howell, NJ and Edward Cobb, II and his wife, Jacqueline, of Greenfield; step sons, Lynn Karlet and his wife, Mary, of Scottsdale, AZ and Jimmy Karlet of Toledo, OH; step daughter, Roxanne Ward and her husband, Tim, of Monclova, OH; nine grandchildren, Michelle Wentworth and her husband, Andrew Grabowski, Nicole DelRisco and her husband, Federico, Edward Cobb, III, Christopher Cobb and his wife, Amanda, Karin Darlington and her husband, Kevin, Debbie Morning and her husband, John, Micah Ward and his wife, Jessica, John David (JD) Baker and April Maynard and her husband, Duane; seven great grandchildren, Noah and Noelle Wentworth, Sophia DelRisco, Lexi and Aubree Darlington, Ella Morning and Brittany Maynard and many Kirkpatrick cousins.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House on Sunday, January 22, 2023, from 2-4 p.m.

The funeral will be Monday, January 23, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Jim Blair officiating.  There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Monday.  Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or the Atlanta United Methodist Church c/o Jaime Heath, 24960 Moler Road, Williamsport, Ohio 43164.


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