Date of Death: July 17, 2023

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted; she will be laid to rest privately with Charles at Woodward Cemetery in Iowa.

Obituary Notice

Janet Sue Menz passed away in Three Rivers, MI, on July 17, 2023. She was born on April 18, 1941, in Perry, Iowa, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Maxine (Simmer) Peoples. Janet was incredibly loving and very dedicated to her husband, family and friends. She spent hours outdoors working in her garden which was her happiest place. She was crafty and made beaded bracelets which she enjoyed giving out. She worked as a bus driver for the school system and also as a florist. She loved animals and her pets were like family. Her heart and home were always open to those in need. Janet’s smile, warmth and kindness will be remembered by all who loved her. Remaining to cherish her memory are three sons, Jeff (Pat) Menz, Doug (Sarah) Menz, and Chris (Shannon) Menz; grandchildren, Tyler (April), Nick (Jasmine), Hannah (Grant), Dustan (Ashlee), Jordan (Summer), Aaron, Tanner, Griffin, Lindsey (Patrick), Kristen, Austin (Allison), Joel (Alyssa), Jace, and Rylee; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Sydney, Hudson, Thomas, Sebastian, Teddy, Timmy, Claire, Molly, Ella, and Oakley; siblings, Jim (Mensure) Peoples, Jane Peoples, Jerry (Judy) Peoples.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles Menz, and by her son, Kevin Menz.

Additional Information

Donations in Janet’s memory may be directed to KBSA (Kirksville Baseball Softball Association). Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. To the family of Charlie and my first cousin Janet (on the Peoples side) I send my sympathy and prayers to you for your loss. Because I live in California my visits with them were few and far between but they will always remain in my heart.

    • Thank You Jill,

      We appreciate your thoughtfulness. The family had a beautiful service in Iowa. It was just the way Charlie and Janet would have wanted it. We know they were there with us, as there was 2 very playful chipmunks playing on a gravesite right next to theirs. They loved to watch the chipmunks play, so we took that as a sign that they were with us. Thank you for your kind words.

      The Menz Family Jeff & Pat, Doug & Sarah, Shannon & Chris all the grandchildren and great grandchildren

  2. Janet was my son’s bus driver when he first started school. She was such a wonderful lady, so kind to all the children! I loved running into her around Kirksville, she loved to talk and had a smile that warmed your heart! I’m sure she will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all!

  3. Chris, Shannon and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you as you grieve your mothers passing. Prayers for comfort. Annette

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