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Janet K. Pickel


Janet K. Pickel, 85, of Elizabethtown, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

She was born on June 30, 1932 in Middletown and was the loving daughter of the late Grant and Violet (Murray) Yost.

Janet was a lifetime member of the Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown. She retired after 16 years as Director of Admissions at Frey Village Nursing Home.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald R. and Edward A. Yost.

Janet is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, David E. Pickel Sr.; four children, David E. Pickel Jr. and his wife Diane, Brett T. Pickel and his wife Kim, Joy C. Tennis and her husband Gary, and Mark D. Pickel and his wife Melissa; 14 grandchildren; sister, Carol Divittore and her husband Tony; and many nieces and nephews.

A tribute to Janet’s life will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 10 Spruce St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. David Smiley officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in Janet’s name to her church.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, Pa. with the funeral arrangements.

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