Janet Hein was born Jan. 8, 1929 and died in Eureka Springs, Ark. on Jan. 4, 2019.
She is survived by her five children: Susan McGuiness (Kelley), Merrimac, Wis.; Barbara Fassl (Gary), Crystal Lake, Ill.; Michael Riva, Boise, Idaho; Georgette (Gigi) Jackson (Curtis Christman), Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Inga Hunt (Mia Totino), Tucker, Ga.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and her sweetheart Boyd T. Pyle Sr. of Holiday Island Ark.
Jan moved to Eureka Springs, Ark. in 1995. She enjoyed volunteering at the Berryville Senior Center, Berryville Community Center, Opera in the Ozarks and teaching ESL. She had a keen interest in art, music, theater, learning new things, cooking and helping others. She sang in the Ozarks Chorale for several years, enjoyed painting and visiting museums.
She was known for her interest in people of all ages, especially young people. She mastered the art of inquiry and listening, believing that you always learn more by that activity than by talking.
Janetís religious and spiritual affiliations were Catholic, Elder of LDS (Latter Day Saints), Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and A Course in Miracles. Her motto: ďOne God, Nobody left behindĒ.
Our deepest appreciation and gratitude in Janís care goes to Holly House and staff, Circle of Life Hospice.
At Janetís request Memorials may be made to: Circle of Life/Northark, 303 North Main St, Harrison AR 72601, 870-391-3506.
A Celebration of Janís Life will be on Jan. 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 17 Elk Street in Eureka Springs, Ark.