Janice LaDonna Meyer, age 71, of Knoxville, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on October 21, 2021.
Jan, who grew up alongside her sister in the family’s Sidney, Ohio hardware store, continued in the “family business” working with equipment and tools at Sidney’s Monarch Machine Tool Company and then ultimately retired after 25 years of service as a tool crib tech from Pall Aeropower in Fort Myers, Florida.
Jan, and her soulmate of 26 years, Charles “Steve” Idle, settled to the warm temperatures of Cape Coral, Florida in 1988. After retirement and Steve’s passing, Jan made Knoxville, Tennessee home in 2015. Jan was an explorer at heart and a lover of all animals. Gardening, trying new restaurants and traveling were just a few of her favorite activities. At the time of her passing, she was busy planning a cruise.
Jan is survived by her nephew, Russell Reynolds (Tina) of Dayton, Ohio, niece Cynthia Reynolds of Knoxville, Tennessee, and her beloved dog, Zoey. She is preceded in death by longtime love, Steve, her parents Joe and Lucille Meyer of Sidney, Ohio, and very recently her sister, Patricia Meyer Schiely, also of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021, at 7:00 PM at Salm- McGill & Tangeman Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Whitman. Friends may call on Tuesday November 2nd, 2021 from 5:00 PM until the time of the service at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney. Online condolences may be left for the Meyer family at www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com. In lieu of flowers, you can honor Jan’s memory by sending donations to Horse Haven of Tennessee (https://horsehaventn.org/) or Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee (https://www.sbret.com/). Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is honored to be taking care of the Meyer family.
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