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Janet Meserve Tidwell, 80, of
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to The Alzheimers Association. Details are listed below.
Janet is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, W. Ted Tidwell. She was a wonderful mother to her two sons: Brant W. Tidwell (Lucy) of
She was “Nana” to her five grandchildren: Aubrey L. Walker (Trevor), Austin, TX; W. Foster Tidwell (Allison), Chicago, IL; Samuel S. Tidwell (Megan), Winnipeg, Canada; Calvin W. Tidwell (Nicole), Kansas City, MO., and Taylor L. Tidwell, Denver, CO; and to four great-grandchildren: Lily, Wills, August and Teddy and to her many nieces and nephews.
Janet was born in
At KU in early 1958, her brother, Dee, asked Janet to find Ted a party date among her sorority sisters. She immediately responded, “I’ll go!” They quickly fell in love and were married in December, 1958.
She was the epitome of a devoted wife and mother. She took joy in supporting and actively participating in Ted’s every endeavor. Her sons, Brant and Scott, were the joy of her life, and they say she was the perfect Mom. She loved participating in her community . . . Gamma Phi Beta alums, school volunteer, museum docent, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Mothers Clubs, football mom, and hospital volunteer, among others. She loved making hand-made items for her boys’ activities, including down coats for both and a Scout camping tent. And she particularly loved using her artistic and creative talents to make beautiful hand hooked, and treasured, rugs for her family.
Janet and Ted spent the 60 years of their wonderful marriage taking care of each other. They truly honored the wedding vow “’Til death do us part.”
Janet was always considered a gracious, classy and thoughtful hostess. She had a great, spunky sense of humor and a fun-loving streak.
Her daughters-in-law, Lucy and Missy, learned so much from her and valued the support and love she showered on them and her grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimers Association,
At , November 16, the entire service will be live-streamed from the