Thering, Janet M. Passed away peacefully at her home with her wife Ruth by her side on August 9, 2016. Janet was born September 21st, 1951. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Mt. Pleasant and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Cherishing memories of Janet are her beloved partner of 16 years Ruth Allerton; mother June (Bragg) Thering; siblings Dick (Debbie) Thering of Grand Blanc, Phil Thering, Jerry (Lynn) Thering, Jackie (Jeff) Heintz and Bob (Kathy) Thering all of Mt. Pleasant, Mike (Amy) Thering of Pelham, AL., Barb (Tim) Proos of Bellaire, and Patty Rydahl (Brian Malski) of Clinton Township; step-children Heidi Whitley and James Whitley; grandchildren Stella McDurmon and River Whitley; 16 nieces and nephews and 16 great nieces and nephews; and countless friends that she touched deeply. Janet is preceded in death by her father Russell Thering,; nephew Kevin Rydahl; niece Abby Lynn Thering; and great-nephew Gage Thering. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus, The Girls Choral Academy and C-SNIP. Family and friends will gather to honor Janet’s memory on Thursday August 25 th , 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids.
Published in Morning Sun from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2016.