Born August 14, 1939 to August and Myrtle Kehr, Affton, Missouri.
Janet was the only child, whose father worked at Anheuser Busch and mother was an excellent cook and baker.
She met John Schanzle at age 14 at the Arena Skating Rink. John taught and was a competitive rollerskater. They married in June 1958 and had 2 children, Jill and John III. While John grew different businesses, Janet held down the household. From homemaker to landscaper to chauffeur in her 1966
Ford Galaxy, with no air or radio, because she didn’t need that. She was a Girl Scout leader, a Den Mother. She loved camping with the Girl Scout troop, even the time we slept in hammocks, in the rain.
The family took many memorable vacations. Shortly after their 25th Anniversary, John passed away and left Janet to face many challenges. She took them head on and never looked back. Armored Companies in St. Louis, Florida and Minnesota, Guard Companies in Missouri and Illinois. She took on the role with style and professionalism. First woman to own an Armored Car Company, first woman President of IACOA, Independent Armored Car Operators, and active with the Third District Police Association.
At the same time, her personal life was changing. She met Robert Moses and married him in September
1985. Bob was a perfect addition to the family as he never had children and pets. This family had both.
Janet never wanted to change her name though and be called “Grandma Moses”. Her family grew larger with 5 grandchildren. Family events were important, from Disney World, Apple Picking, Hay rides, and events at the Missouri Athletic Club, where she was one of the first woman to become a member.
Memories to be etched in our minds.
Janet lost Bob in 1999 and was a widow again. She spent more time with the grandkids and running the company. In 2006, Janet and Jill decided it was time to sell the business while on top, that the world would be changing to a cashless society. Sale was finalized and Janet officially retired.
Janet enjoyed her home and her yard. She had a beautiful rose garden and added to it yearly. Some she bought for color and some for their names, always with a Jackson Perkins book. She enjoyed entertaining and having New Years open houses, Card club, Investors Club, pool parties, along with yard games. She was an excellent cook, passed down from her mother. She enjoyed visiting the parents of her friends or friends of her parents. She was always ready for an Affton Girls Dinner. She also loved planning for the reunions. There is no job she couldn’t do. She knew how to fix things, use tools and she also knew how to use caulk, on everything!
Janet spent her last years at The Arbors at Mattis Pointe. Thanks to all the caregivers, for their love, respect and extra care made this part of her journey much brighter. They have become an extended family.
Janet is survived by her 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Per Janet’s wishes, she did not want a visitation. Funeral Services will be immediate family only. Contributions to Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis appreciated. A service of KUTIS AFFTON Chapel.