June 7, 2011
State Route 99 Willard OH 44890 6/12/2011 17:00:00
Janis M. Langhurst, age 90, of Willard, Ohio , passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio. She was born August 3, 1920 in Willard, Ohio to the late Earl G. and Nina M. (Howe) Youngs. Janis was a 1938 graduate of the Willard High School. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Willard, Ohio, the Eastern Stars and the Willard Golf Course. She most enjoyed all the years watching her husband Jim’s athletic career at Willard, Ohio State University and then traveling with him during his distinguished refereeing career. Her later years brought additional joy by watching her children and grandchildren participate in sports.
She is survived by 3 sons, James E. Langhurst of Perrysburg, Ohio, Johnny C. Langhurst of Taunton, Massachusetts and Jay Langhurst of Willard; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; twin sister, Joyce (Dale) Stearns of Dallas, Texas; niece, Becky Jan McAuley of Dallas, Texas and nephew, Richard (Lisa) Stearns of Columbus, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl James “Jim” Langhurst, whom she married December 27, 1941 and who died December 5, 2008 and her parents.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio where a graveside service will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Jan Langhurst was one Great Genteel Lady. My first experience with the Langhurst family was when I was 6 years old, living with my Grandparents, George and Rosetta Baker at 537 Dale Ave. The Langhurst lived two doors from us. I was in Miss Day’s first grade class and almost every morning I watched Jim Langhurst walk past our house to attend Willard High School. I adored him and told my mother, Helen Baker Heiser I was going to marry Jim when I grew up ! Needless to say when I learned Jan and Jim married I was crushed! My mother tried to reason with me but to not avail ! As I grew up and married I no longer harbored ill feelings toward Jan !! I taught school in my Home Town of Willard and had Jan and Jim’s relatives in school. Years later when I started to golf at the Willard Country Club Golf Course I had the privilege of getting to know Jan again. In fact we played a match and she beat me by a large margin. The match ended on the 11th or 12th hole but we played through the 15th hole. I was so embarrassed and she knew it. When she recorded the outcome she very graciously did not record the actual amount but put down she had beat me by 1 ! I had loved and respected her but this act of kindness made me realize what a SPECIAL woman she was. She came to Melbourne, Fl. to visit her son last year and we were able to get together. We had a ‘Willard Happy Hour Get-together’ at my daughter’s in Melbourne Beach. In the conversations that evening Jan told us about the many “adventures” she and Jim encountered with his OSU refereeing. Especially the one about the lady friend who had celebrated too much and kept saying: “I’ll drink to that!” even in the middle of the night! This has become a “treasured saying” at our family get-togethers. With many happy memories I will close with this — “I’ll drink to that!” God speed, Jan. I know you are now reunited with YOUR JIM !!! You will still be close to All our hearts!!! I will be at your memorial service in spirit!
Jan was across the hall from Wally in Mercy Hospital and I visited her daily She will be missed Good memories will take over and there have to be many for you boys Arlene King
Jay, Anthony, Vanessa and Jimmy-I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the grieving process.
Jay and family,
Bob and I are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim, John, Jay and Langhurst Family, We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. What a classy lady! She was always a bright spot, in world as we know it around Willard, Ohio. She will be missed by all that knew her. Doug, Jody, Kayla & Curtis Baker
Jay and Family,So sorry to hear Jan has passed away, she was a very sharp and classy Lady, sure enjoyed knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dear Jay,John, and Jim.
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What a wonderful lady and Mom. You are in Stan’s and mine prayers and thoughts as you go through this difficult period. Jolynn
Jay and Family,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.
Jackie (Wiles), Don and Camden Bauman
So sorry to hear that your dear Mother has passed away. She was a special lady and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
I know that you all have wonderful memories and will cherish each and everyone for years to come.
My the Lord bless and keep each one of her sons and all her loving family in his arms.