Janet A. Preston
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Janet A. Preston, 72, of East Brady died Wednesday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born on May 1, 1941, in Petrolia, she was the daughter of Stanley W. "Tucker" and Isabelle (Wenner) Simpson.
Janet graduated from Fairview Township-Karns City High School in 1959, and from Grove City College in 1963, with a degree in business administration.
She taught business for two years at Brookville High School and then for 33 years with the Armstrong County School District. Most of those years were spent teaching at East Brady High School.
Janet enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, traveling, bowling and golfing. She was a member at St. Jude Golf Club in Chicora for many years, and was especially proud of her hole-in-one on hole four. Janet was also the golf coach at East Brady High School for eight years, leading the Bulldogs to their only league championship.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in East Brady, where she served on the church session and was a past elder. She also was a member of the Stewardship Committee.
Janet is survived by one son, Patrick Preston and his wife, Pamela, of East Brady; one grandson, Tucker Preston and one granddaughter, Shanel Preston, both of East Brady; one brother, James Simpson and his wife, Inez, of Chicora; and one sister, Diana Steffan of Butler. She also is survived by three nephews, Steve Simpson, Tray and Quay Steffan, and her companion, Dick Preston of Chicora.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ronald "Hummer" Preston, and one brother-in-law, Donald Steffan.
PRESTON - Friends of Janet A. Preston, who died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Charles B. Buechele Funeral Home, 105 4th St., East Brady.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, East Brady, with the Rev. Raymond Eichler officiating. Private burial will follow in St. Eusebius Cemetery.
The family of Janet A. Preston suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to the East Brady Area Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 325, East Brady, PA 16028
To view or to express condolences, please visit www.BuecheleFuneralHome.com.
Buechele Funeral Home
707 Kellys Way
East Brady, PA 16028
Published in Butler Eagle on July 19, 2013