Janet Abiney, of Dowagiac

Aug. 14, 1941 — Oct. 2, 2019

Janet Abiney, 78, of Dowagiac, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at the Indian Lake Fire Department, 33104 M-62 W., Dowagiac. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Those wishing to share a memory of Janet online may do so at clarkch.com.

Janet was born Aug. 14, 1941, in Watervliet  to Warren and Maurine (Johnson) Smith. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1959. On May 26, 1962, she married Asa Abiney.

Janet was a homemaker who kept a busy schedule caring for her family. Janet enjoyed cooking, baking, playing card and spending time with her Curves friends. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Janet is survived by her husband, Asa Abiney; daughters, Dixie (Russell) Tefs, Teri Abiney and Corrina (David) Ottinger; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hutchins, Stephanie Humphreys, Tiffany Ottinger, Corey Ottinger, Chad Ottinger and Stephanie Targget; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Warren (Fran) Smith; and cousin, Guss Anton.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents and good friends, Nancy Regner and Judy Elam.

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