Janet Louise Knoll


Janet Louise Knoll, 69, of Idamay, went to sleep in Jesus on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, at her residence after a courageous battle to stay with her family. She was born in Fairmont on November 17, 1949, a daughter of the late Milan Kolar and Ruth W. Bainbridge Kolar.
Janet is survived by her loving husband who was at her side throughout her journey, Gary Elee Knoll of Idamay; two daughters, Ann Maria Knoll of Bunner's Ridge Community and Marcia Louise Pratt and her husband Jay of Barrackville; one grandchild, Lucy Ella Louise Pratt of Barrackville; four brothers, Greg Kolar and his wife Linda of Rivesville, Brian Kolar of Fairmont, Mark Kolar and his wife Anita of Fairmont, and Jeff Kolar and his wife Margaret of Katy Community; two sisters, Jane Morris and her husband Randy of McCurdysville Community and Barbara Kolar of Grant Town; a sister-in-law, Rosetta Kolar of Fairmont; as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Kolar.
Janet was a graduate of Fairview High School and a retired secretary for the Marion County Board of Education. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Fairmont where she taught Sabbath School classes and had a burden for leading children to Jesus. Janet was dedicated to her Lord and Savior. She was a selfless woman who while suffering immensely prayed to be able to help others. Janet was an avid cook and loved taking care of her family. She lived to help others but her ultimate joy in life was Lucy Ella and her family. Her legacy of loving God and others will live on through the example she gave her family.
"Be happy, be kind, be loving, be true, I'll meet you in Heaven and live next door to you."
The family requests memorial contributions be made in Janet's memory to either God's Word Broadcasting, PO Box 93, Idamay, WV 26576, or to Lucy Ella Pratt (her College Fund), PO Box 93, Idamay, WV 26576, with a scripture quote, encouraging note or memory of her Meme for Lucy Ella to open at a later date.
The family has entrusted arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554. The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 9 Oakwood Road, Fairmont, WV 26554, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. A committal service will follow at Barrackville Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 20, 2019
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Carolyn Sims
Apr 26, 2019
Gary, Marcia and Maria, I am so very sorry for the loss of your wife, mother and best friend, Janet was a very loving, kind and compassionate person. She always looked for the good in everyone. When talking with het she always made you feel comfortable and very welcome. I am praying for comfort and healing for your family. Soar high in the sky Janet with your wings, as you are truly one of Godโ€™s Angels.
Sarah Shafer
Apr 25, 2019
Gary, Marcia, and Maria,
I am so sorry for your loss of such a precious wife and mother. We can cling to the hope that Jesus is coming again soon and at that time we will be reunited with our loved ones in Jesus. My prayers for your strength and comfort will continue. I'm looking forward to the day when "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4
Apr 25, 2019
Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss she was so lucky to have such a caring husband your memories will be forever she has earned her rest . Our thoughts and prayers are with you dear friend.
Rob Little
Apr 23, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Katy Stafford
Apr 23, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, Gary. Our prayers go out to you and your wonderful family. May the peace of God be with you always.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Elizabeth Eagle
Apr 23, 2019
Gray and Family I am so sorry for your loss She was the most Loving Caring woman I have ever known,she was A true teacher of Jesus ,Just know some day you will see her again much Love and Prayers too all of you.
Sandy Furbee
Apr 23, 2019
I was privileged to work with Janet during her career at North Marion High School. She always had a smile, a friendly word and a desire to help everyone who had a need. She will be missed.
Frances Warnick Vance
Apr 22, 2019
So sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace. I have great memories of our high school years..
Steve Boyce
Apr 21, 2019
Maria, I'm sorry for your loss. Janet will be missed , she was a wonderful person
Steve Boyce
Apr 21, 2019
Marcia , Jay & Lucy Ella , just a note to say I'm sorry for your loss. I am grieving with you. Janet was a remarkable person.
Sherry Fickerson
Apr 21, 2019
Marcia & family, thinking of you & praying for peace & comfort for your family.
Steve Boyce
Apr 21, 2019
Gary , so sorry , remember the life you shared together. Your loss is immeasurable. Janet was a wonderful person , always looking for the good in others. We don't always understand the things that happen in this life, just remember she is awaiting that new life where there is no more pain , no more death. You are in my prayers.
Judy Grandstaff
Apr 21, 2019
My heart is broken for the family. My prayers will continue for family. Janet is walking the streets of gold
I know you will feel Janetโ€™s presence in so many things you do
Stan and Che Che Tenney
Apr 21, 2019
Gary, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
Cathy Wildman
Apr 21, 2019
Im so sorry for your loss. Celebrate her life and know you will be together again.
Kathy butcher
Apr 20, 2019
Gary I am so very sorry for your loss. Janet was a blessing to everyone she met. Prayers for all the family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Jean Wright
Apr 20, 2019
Sending our deepest condolences to you and the whole family.Rest assured that we will keep you in our prayers now and the days ahead of you.
"I have fought a good fight,I have stayed on course and I have guarded the faith.The victory wreath is waiting for me which the Lord,the Righteous Judge,will give to me when He comes back,and not only to me,but to all those who have loved Him and looked forward to seeing Him." 2 Timothy 4:7-8.
Sybil Hunter and Danny Hunter
Apr 20, 2019
Love you all. Janet was such a blessing to others, even to ones you don't realize. God bless.
Bob Ash
Apr 20, 2019
Gary we are so sorry for your loss and I want you to know we will be praying for you and your family.
Vikki Toothman
Apr 20, 2019
Marcia, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Josie Plachta
Apr 20, 2019
My warmest prayers to Janet and her family. I have such fond memories of this sweet, caring colleague; she always went out of her way to be kind and helpful. Janet, may you rest in peace and msy your family be comforted by your loving memories.