Janet Irene (Beck) Blystone

November 13, 1923 ~ October 9, 2020 (age 96)


Janet Irene Beck Blystone, 96, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at her home in North Apollo, Pa. She was born on Tuesday, November 13, 1923 in Apollo, Pa., the daughter of the late, Everett and Mary Leona Pitt Beck. She graduated from Apollo High School and Duffs Business School in Pittsburgh, Pa. Janet worked for the Apollo High School until going to work for State Farm Insurance Co., where she worked for 25 years. After retiring, she worked for the Area of Aging in Kittanning, North Apollo Borough, and the Apollo Library until she was 94 years old. She loved books and was an avid reader. She also loved to watch game shows on television. She is survived by her sons, Russell (Linda) Blystone of Kiski Twp., Richard (Debbie) Blystone of Apollo, 2 grandsons, Russell Blystone III of North Apollo whom she resided with and Brian (Mandy) Blystone of Sarver, 4 granddaughters, Jennifer (Mark) Walczyk of Seven Valleys, Lisa (Joe) Prenni of Avonmore, Kristin (Vinit) Rege of Lower Burrell and Danette (Josh) Cavalier of Washington Twp., 4 great granddaughters, Ashley and Rachel Walczyk, Allison Prenni and Renae Blystone and 3 great grandsons, Jake Cavalier, Gage and Cole Blystone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Russell Blystone Sr., her sister Pauline Shaeffer and her brother, Robert Beck.  All funeral arrangements were private.

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