hitejanetJanet (Weitz) Hite passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016, in her home surrounded by her four children. Janet was born on October 7, 1933 in Greeley, Colorado to E. Paul and Mildred A. Ward. She moved to Findlay, Ohio with her parents in the early 1950’s and completed her high school years. It was during her senior year when she met, and fell in love with, William (Bill) James Weitz (deceased) who she would later marry. Prior to her marriage, she attended Miami University, Ohio.
Janet worked at Marathon Oil Company in both the Credit Card Department and Office Planning until her retirement in 1985 at which point she and husband Clifford L. Hite (deceased), traveled and enjoyed their time wintering in Marco Island, Florida.
Janet was a devoted wife, friend and mother who leaves behind four children, Kim Elaine Forget (Mark) of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; William Kent Weitz (Julie) of Brandon, Florida; Kurt Edward Weitz (Deb) of Charles Town, West Virginia; Kellie Jo Reinhart (Rick-deceased) of Findlay, Ohio and stepchildren Barb (deceased) (Will) Venable, Jan (Brian) Fatzinger, Marti Smock (deceased), and Clifford K. (Diane) Hite. She also leaves behind her beloved dog and companion “Ollie Minn” who watched over her these past five years; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren who will miss her dearly.
Janet’s final request was to have neither a visitation nor funeral, but to be remembered for those things she cherished most — love of life, family, friends, and animals … as well as “The Walking Dead” and great Mexican food.
In lieu of flowers, Janet’s family requests donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choosing, or one of the following: Bridge Home Health and Hospice or Hancock County Humane Society.
The “4 K’s” would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Terry Wiseman (friend and caregiver); all the wonderfully caring people at Bridge Home Health and Hospice (Kristi, Lori, Meg, Holly, Susan, Michele and Collette); as well as others whose prayers and assistance helped keep our mom in her home during her final journey.
“When I am gone, release me, let me go. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time for me to travel on alone. So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must then let your grief be comforted by trust. So if you need me, call and I will hear. Though you can’t see or touch me I am always near. And then when it is your time, you will come this way alone. I will greet you with a smile and say — welcome home.” author unknown.
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