Janet Sue Sheldon

Age 74, of Grand Blanc, passed away on March 22, 2023. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Janet’s Tribute Wall at detroitcremationsociety.com.

Janet Sue Sheldon was born on November 14, 1948, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William and Shirley (Lewis) Boa.  Janet worked at the Genesee County Register of Deeds for 20 years, where she cherished her time with so many amazing people that became her friends and extended family!  After retiring, Janet spent much of her time being “Grandma Jan” to not only her grandkids, but to the kids of all her dear friends!  Jan would be found on the sidelines of every grandkids’ sporting event that she could get to.  She was a fierce friend and truly would share everything she had, especially a piece of her mind.  Janet loved spending time with the “Golden Girls”, with whom would frequent many area restaurants.  Janet absolutely adored Higgins Lake and Lake Huron, where she bought every t-shirt, sticker and candle produced.

Janet is survived by her son; Steven (Julie) Sheldon of Flushing, her grandchildren; Sean and Eve, her two brothers; Donald Boa and David (Teresa) Boa, countless nieces and nephews, as well as many others who knew her as Grandma Jan. 

Janet is preceded in death by her parents; William and Shirley Boa, her son; Shawn Sheldon, and Sister-in-Law; Barbara Boa.

In lieu of flowers, Janet has requested donations be made to Special Olympics. (https://support.specialolympics.org/)


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  1. Linda Price on March 23, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    So sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. We shared many great times visiting our Grandma Boa up on Humbolt St in Flint…
    We also shared an apartment near McLaren Hospital where we both worked. She had a great sense of fun & laughter.
    Will always remember the good times with her.
    May she rest in peace….

  2. Linda Krzyzewski on March 23, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    Hugs to you and all the family. Janet was my dear friend for over 52 years and I will miss her terribly. Her smile, laughter and friendship will stay with me forever in my heart. Rest in peace dear friend from one Golden Girl to another. Until we meet again I will hold you dearly in my heart. Love you always…Linda Krzyzewski

  3. Deanna Turner on March 23, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    I will never forget our countless talks at the county and after you retired.
    You also supported my kids when they had different things they were selling and supported my bookstore. I will never forget your kindness or your laugh!!
    My heart hurts for all who knew you and love you.

  4. Joyce McKenna on March 23, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    Steve, Julie and family, so sorry for your loss! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💕💕💕

  5. Lynda Harris on March 23, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    I have known Janet since high school…
    Just talked to her when she moved to he new home…I am so sorry to hear of her passing…
    My Condolences to the Family and may God Bless u all.

  6. Dr. Thomas Johnson on March 23, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    Janet was a great classmate in the class of 1966. She will be missed.

  7. Chris Martz Turvey on March 23, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    My sincere sympathy to Janet’s family. It’s hard to imagine life without hearing her voice on the phone, seeing her at our Golden Girl lunches, bragging about her grandkids, the stories of her life which were never dull. She has been a part of my life since high school….I will miss her….

  8. RHONA Gillespie Mc Bride on March 23, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. I graduated with her in 1966. She was a loyal Bobcat. Great friend to Sue Titmus . She helped with our class reunions and it was always fun to work with her. Prayers for all of the family. May her memory bring you smiles

  9. Linda Murphy (Olson) on March 23, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    So sorry to hear the news. She was a hoot from high school through the 50th reunion. I remember her with a smile.

  10. Lynn wallis on March 24, 2023 at 7:02 am

    Grandma Jan was one like no other! We love you so so much and I will never forget all the laughs we had…. Your love for life was contagious and felt it anytime I was with you! Thankful for all the memories ❤️🙏🏻 I can only imagine the fun you are having now! Love you and will miss you like crazy …

  11. Natalie & Mike Taylor on March 24, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Steve and Family – We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you all; praying for peace, comfort and strength during these tough times! Let us know if we can do anything else for you!

  12. Laurie Fahr-Watts on March 24, 2023 at 10:44 am

    I am so sorry to hear this news! Janet had such a bright and happy personality, and a great sense of humor! My heart is with you all, she will be missed by many.

  13. Lori (Woolman) Beach on March 24, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was always full of love and laughter and will be missed by so many. Don, Dave and Steven, please know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Karel j Vance on March 25, 2023 at 10:19 am

    So sorry for your loss Steve and family. I feel like I know you from all her talks of her family. Janet was a patient with Dr K for 3035 years. And if course she became more than that. She was like family. She was pure joy, always smiling and look laughing. I just spoke with her. I guess our next lunch date will be in heaven. I will miss you… Rest now in heaven.. I love ya girl Karel from Dr K

  15. Michael Woolman on March 25, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    Don and Dave. Sorry to hear about your sister, (my cousin) Janet. Lots of memories growing up. I guess that we’re all getting old.

  16. Greg Teer on March 26, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Condolences to the family. Janet left us all with many great memories from high school in the 60’s. She always made me smile and laugh. Rest In Peace girl. You will be missed.

  17. Jennifer Vernon on March 27, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Janet was my moms best friend( Susan Makela) and truly part of our family. The stories I have in my memories are plentiful and will always be cherished. She was “Aunte Jante” to my siblings, husband and kids. Mom used to call her “Ja-nay Du-bwa” with affection. There are so many of my families major and minor life events that included Janet. I am so grateful that she and I kept in touch after mom passed and that I was able to chat with her at length recently. She talked quite a bit about Steven, Julie and her grandkids. My most sincere condolences to Janet’s entire family. I will miss her a lot.

  18. Kim Patricia Essa-Dagenais on April 9, 2023 at 10:21 am

    I hadn’t any clue my dear friend had died. My heart is broken again. I met Jantesue at building 24, in Fountain Pointe over 25 years ago. We became immediate friends. Both Jan and I had son’s that were brilliant and we were raising by ourselves. To Steven and Julie, and kids, I hadn’t seen your Mom since Kaleb died. I was grieving so terribly after that tragic traumatic absolutely unimaginable death of Kale. I loved your Mom, as did Kaleb. It’s Easter morning of this year 2023. What a blow to my heart to read this. She was funny, witty, and we could sit and laugh all the time. There’s so much I want to say, all the memories. I’m so sad and my heart goes out to you. I’m trying to move on with this different new life I have to move on with, without Kale. I have pictures of your Mom and I at parties and such. Please keep me informed about when you decide to do her Celebration of Life. I wouldn’t miss it! My phone is 810-428-3373, my email is kdagenais3@gmail.com. It seems as though I’ve lost so many loved and important people in my life. Christ be with all of you. At mass I will light a candle and say a prayer for my dearest, beloved friend, now in heaven. Goodbye Janet, Kimi Patricia. Steven and Julie, please feel free to call me. I just have some questions, this seems so sudden to me. 💔

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