Janet Elizabeth Kuschel
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Janet Elizabeth Kuschel
  • March 20, 1941 - February 18, 2017
  • Texas

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Janet Elizabeth (Sanders) Kuschel, the youngest daughter of George and Elizabeth Sanders, sister of Joyce Warren, widow of Ron Kuschel, mother of Elizabeth Kuschel and grandmother of Mariah and Isabella Villarreal, passed away in Tyler, Texas on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 75.

Janet came into this world on Thursday, March 20, 1941 in Dayton, Ohio. She grew up in Ohio and graduated from Centerville High School, Class of 1960. She moved to Houston, Texas where she met and married Ronald Kuschel on Friday, October 22, 1976. She gave birth to her only child, a daughter, Elizabeth Ann on Tuesday, April 25, 1978. She became a grandmother to Mariah Villarreal in 1999 and to Isabella Villarreal in 2005.

Janet was a homemaker, wife and mother in Spring Branch for many years. She became incapacitated and entered a skilled nursing facility in 1997. While her husband, Ron, was still alive he would visit her in the nursing home every day. For a short period of time Ron was in the same nursing home as she. They could be found having dinner together in the dining room. The staff told us that Janet would make sure that Ron got up in the morning, got dressed and got moving around. Ron passed away in June, 2007. On the day of his funeral Janet reminisced about their wedding day and the day she had her daughter. She said they were very good memories.

Janet was eventually moved to a nursing facility in Tyler, Texas. In the last year of her life Janet was uncommunicative. She could not express herself orally but would always brighten and smile when she was visited by her brother in law and sister in law. The nurses' aides and staff at the nursing facility always spoke about Janet's sweet way. She never was any trouble to anyone. She never was demanding. She never complained about the many disabilities she suffered all of her life. Janet was never able to walk completely upright while she was here on earth. We know that today she is running.

Friends were invited to join the family and Reverend Paul Thomasson, to celebrate this wonderful woman's life during a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24th in section 409 at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer in Houston, 77077.

So go and run free with the angels
Dance around the golden clouds
For the Lord has chosen you to be with him
And we should feel nothing but proud
Although he has taken you from us
And our pain a lifetime will last
Your memory will never escape us
But make us glad for the times we did have
Our face will always be hidden
Deep inside our hearts
Each precious moment you gave us
Shall never, ever depart
So go and run free with the angels
As they sing so tenderly
And please be sure to tell them
To take good care of you for me.