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Janet Oppelt

In Loving Memory

Oppelt, Janet Rose (nee Merritt)

August 4, 1955 - December 26, 2023


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday December 26, 2023.

Beloved wife for 46 years of Bob Oppelt, loving mother of Chris (Jenny) and Matt (Olivia) Oppelt; dear grandmother of Olivia, Aidan, Jaxson, Eleanora and Emmett; dear daughter of the late Kenneth and Wauneda Merritt; dear sister of Paula (the late Ralph) Haar; dear aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and friend.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel 10151 Gravois Wednesday January 3, 9:15 AM to St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church for 10:00 AM mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4:00-8:00 PM.


21 thoughts on “Oppelt, Janet Rose (nee Merritt)”

  1. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your families as you try to navigate through this difficult time. We are here for you if you need anything.

    Mark and Christy Clauss

  2. Jan has touched so many lives. I could call her a true friend. She raised wonderful sons and was all about family. She and Bob were one union, I know of no other couple who were always together like they were.
    Jan will be missed dearly.
    *I pray she wrote down everyone’s birthdays and anniversaries for us to refer to 🙂

  3. We send our deepest sympathies to Bob and his family – hold on to the memories- they will help you through this difficult time – our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

    Jane and Gary Schmidt

  4. So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. Went to school with her and really haven’t talked to her in a number of years. Prayers to the family as you deal with the what’s the passing of Janet.

    • Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

      I was in Jan and Bob’s wedding. I havent seen her in years and I am so sorry. I’m not sure why or how we stopped talking. I wish we hadn’t. God be with you in your time of sorrow.

  5. May Jesus & Mother of Perpetual Help guide, guard, protect and keep all of you! Bob your wife was a beautiful & outstanding person. We know the angels took her to heaven!

  6. My dear friend Jan. I still can’t believe she is gone. The world seems a bit emptier without her laughter and her incredible kindness. Bob, Chris and Matt, words can not express how sorry I am. Keep her memory alive by sharing the joy she brought into your lives. I dont think there is anyone I know that remembers every event and every birthday of every person she knew other than Jan. I feel so blessed to have called her my friend, and I am forever grateful for the precious time we spent together.

  7. We went to Cleveland High School with Jan and then our children went to grade school together. She always had a smile on her face and never knew a stranger. To this day I can picture her working booths at the school picnic! Bob, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. To Bob, Chris, and Matt: So sorry to hear about your loss. Jan was a sweet person who also was a good neighbor for many years. She will be missed by all that her kindness and thoughtfulness has touched. We will keep her and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  9. Bob. I am So sorry for your loss. Jan always had a smile and was so friendly and kind. I’ remember how she was always ready to help out especially at the SSP picnics and the many things we worked together on in theparents and teachers organization.. Will keep you and your family in my prayers at this sad time. May God Bless you and give you comfort and peace. Sharon and Jim Sahaida

  10. Bob, We are sorry to hear of Jan passing. I always liked her smiling face and having her sit behind us at AB chapel. Sending prayers during this difficult time. Kathy and Jim Thomson

  11. Cathy & I were so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you ,Bob and the family.
    May Jan RIP.

  12. I am soooo incredibly at a loss for words. Jan was just amazing with everything she was involved in. Just like being my son’s other mother. She cared for him like he was her own. For that I am very blessed and forever grateful . I love you all and am keeping you in my prayers for peace in the future as you try to maneuver this new life of loss. She will always be in our hearts. God Bless your family. Xoxo. Love, Terri

  13. Bob, Matt, and Chris,

    So sorry for your loss. Jan was a wonderful person always full of smiles and cheer when we saw her. She was a special friend to our family over the many years living across the street from each other on Wilmington. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

    Dale Leake

  14. Dear family,
    I wish you peace and comfort. I did not know my cousin well.
    What little contact I had with Janet, I found her to be a very sweet and thoughtful person.
    She and Paula would always be there to comfort me when I had grief in my heart when losing a love one.
    Reading all the condolences I know God has a special place for Janet.


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