Janette Dilworth (1918 - 2014)

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Dilworth, Janette Died peacefully in her home on June 24, 2014 at the age of 96. She was born February 4, 1918 in Rice, Texas to Roger Frost Bartlett and Anna Pauline Fortson. After graduating from Rice High School, she attended college at Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. She went to work in Dallas for Travelers Insurance. While working in Dallas, she met Walter Earl Dilworth and they were married at the Dallas Women's Forum on Ross Avenue on May 3, 1941. Janette and Walter became members of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church after moving back to Dallas from Jacksonville, Florida after WWII. She became an active member of LLUMC working in the Children's Department, driving for the Meals On Wheels program, and being an active member of the Mary's Circle. Other organizations she was involved with were Greenway Parks Garden Club, The Dallas Women's Forum, The Preston Hollow Reviewers and volunteer work for the Dallas Methodist Auxiliary. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Dilworth of 52 years. She is survived by daughters, Sandra Dilworth of Dallas, Ann Dilworth Cavender of Desoto; son-in-law, Jim Cavender; grandson, James Casey Cavender and wife, Manda; granddaughter, Kya Cavender; grandson, Jeffrey Austin Cavender, and two beloved nephews, Roger Bartlett and wife, Sue of Austin, TX and Jack Bartlett and wife, Barbara of Duncanville, TX. She loved life, loved people and loved to socialize and to entertain. She will be remembered for her spunky attitude and her funny sense of humor and her deep and abiding faith in her Lord. The family would like to especially acknowledge thanks to her caregivers: Doris Johnson, Oneator Burns, Joan Davis-Emal, Carolyn Lynch, Lorene Woods and Madie Martin. They were her angels on earth sent to protect and watch over her. Services will be held at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Shipp Chapel, on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow at the church. The family will have a private graveside service at Restland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, The or .

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Published in Dallas Morning News on June 29, 2014
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