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Janet Munson


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Munson, Janet Turner Of Birmingham, MI; passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2017 at the age of 83. Janet is preceded in death by her husband James Munson, and a son, Russell Turner. She is survived by her twin sister, Joanne Curtis, of Bloomfield Hills; sisters Lois Coover (Chris), of Montclair, NJ; and Dr. Roberta Adams (Andy Glantz), of Scottsdale, AZ. Janet is also survived by her children, Keith Turner, of Sacramento, CA, Chris Turner (Sandy) of Clarkston, MI, Kathleen Light (Steven) of Marshfield, VT, Vicki Brennan (Richard) of Rochester Hills, MI, Lianna Johnson (Reid) of Los Angeles, CA, Nancy Beachum (Hartmut Sagolla) of Brooklyn, MI, Cheryl Thurman (Tim) of Gloucester, MA, and David Munson (Monica) of Arlington, MA; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Janet Munson was born April 28, 1933 in New York City, NY, to Arthur Eugene Adams and Lois Freeze Adams. She graduated from A.B. Davis High School in Mount Vernon, NY, then went on to Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. After a career as a teacher in Yellow Springs, Janet married Jim Munson, a science teacher at Ferndale High School, and moved to Ferndale, MI in 1973. She worked as a child care director and went on to conduct accreditations of child care centers for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Skyline Camp and Retreat Center, 5650 Almont Road, Almont, MI 48003 (www.campskyline.org). View full obituary with additional information at www.simplefunerals.net
Published in The Oakland Press on Jan. 17, 2017
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