Janet Arlene McGrew

Janet Arlene McGrew, 83, of Buckhannon, West Virginia passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Serenity Care Home in Buckhannon, West Virginia.  She was born on November 2, 1939, in Niagara Falls, New York to her late parents Floyd and Margaret Carmack. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, John V. McGrew Jr.

Janet is survived by her sister, Patricia Layne of New Haven, WV and her six children and their spouses:  John “Kenny” (Retha) of Moyock, NC; Mike (Sheri) of Buckhannon, WV; Joanna Mitchell (Kenny) of Huntington, WV; Steve (Dianna) of Smithfield, VA; Scott (Melissa) of Midlothian, VA; Jason (Mindi) of Hurricane, WV.

Janet is also survived by fifteen grandchildren:  Jessica, John (Travis), Ashley, Chelsie, Tanner, Korey, Brianna, Stephen, Jordyn, Bailey, Brooklyn, John, Jack, Mitch and Rhett.

Additionally, Janet is survived by sixteen great grandchildren:  Collin, Savannah, John “Luke,” Rylee, Hendrix, Blake, Cole, Quincy, Keegan, Aubree, Cameron, Parker, Sloan, Mason, Fallon and Preston.

Janet had been a resident of Upshur County since 1961 and an active member of Tennerton United Methodist Church for over 40 years where she played piano and sang in the choir. She and her late husband John were active in the community dedicating several years to delivering for the Meals On Wheels organization. Raising six children, she spent a large portion of her life at sporting events.  She was always there to support and push her kids to do their very best – the same standard she held herself to every day. 

Janet believed in God, family, sacrifice and accountability.  She was full of passion and wouldn’t think of backing down from a fight when defending her family. She was truly her kids rock, and her husband’s most trusted confidant. She taught her kids and grandchildren to be disciplined, respectful, and serious about life, by always choosing truth over comfort.  If you were going to be late, you better call, if you were talking to one of her loved ones, it better be with respect. Her positive impact on family and community were noteworthy, and something to be proud of. Her loving spirit will be missed, but always remembered, and the life lessons she taught will live on for generations. 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Serenity Care and Hospice for the respect, dignity, and kindness they provided our family during her stay and final weeks of life.  We are forever grateful.

Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel (940 Route 20 South Road, Buckhannon, WV  26201) on Saturday, March 4 at 11:00 AM with funeral services beginning at 12:45 PM with Pastor Dwayne Brown and Dr. Korey Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be extended to the McGrew family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The McGrew family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services with funeral arrangements.

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