Obituary: Janet Sue Stewart

September 20, 1938 – October 16, 2020

Janet Sue Stewart, 82, of Bedford, passed away Friday, Oct. 16th at her residence. 

Born Sept. 20, 1938 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James Quincy and Thora Belle (Short) Hutton. 

She was affectionately known as “Momma Sue” to many people.  Grandma Sue was nurturing.  She shared anything she had.  She would let anybody who needed a place to stay sleep on her couch, or even her porch swing if the couch was full. 

Grandma was a good cook, she could literally make “anything” taste good and she fed anyone who came over, hungry or not. 

Grandma was supportive.  She never judged.  She always loved you wherever you were in life.  You always got a smile, a hug, and a slightly wet kiss on your cheek and you just felt loved.  Seen.  Felt.  Known.   

Janet retired as a waitress from Golden Gables Restaurant.  She also worked as a CNA and at Pleasers. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Mitchell Senior Citizen Center, where she loved to dance.  

Surviving to cherish the memory of Janet are her seven children, Bobby Stewart, Christy Wright, Theresa Ferguson, Gordon Stewart, Julia Merrill , Curt Stewart and Misty Sanders; 19 grandchildren, Carmen, Kaly, Stacy, Jon, Amber, Bronson, Bill, Jessica, James, Brian, Nikki, Tyson, Talia, Sydnee, Sophie, Josh, Camron, Gage and Zane; 38 great grandchildren; and 13 great great grandchildren. 

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Becky and Shelly; one son, Michael; a grandson, JA; and two great grandchildren, Brittany and Zachary.  

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 23rd at 1:30 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.   Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 23rd, starting at 11:30 a.m. and continuing until the time of service at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. 

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