Janet Blair


Janet Norlene Blair, 76, of Bedford, formerly of Columbus, died at 6:55 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Janet was born April 17, 1939, in Russell Springs, Kentucky, the daughter of Lester and Nedoma Bolin Blair.

Janet was raised and worked in Columbus until moving to Bedford where she resided for the last 15 years. For the last several years before retirement, she worked in private duty nursing and was a caregiver. She was a hard worker all of her life.

Janet loved mushroom hunting, cooking, gardening, spending time with family and friends, and helping others.

The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Calling will be from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her fiancé, Fred Howell of Bedford; a son, Arnold Randall Burton of Columbus; daughters, Donna Trowbridge of Fort Ritner, Indiana, Brenda Burton of Columbus, Ramona (Dane) Whiteman of North Vernon, and Tammy (Kenny) Gross of Elizabethtown; brothers, Coy (Phyllis) Blair of Columbus and Kenny Blair of North Vernon; a sister, Vontis Kinsey of Bedford; grandchildren, Julie (Sean McCord) Burton, Serena Sturgeon, Cindy Johnson, Tyra Trowbridge, Dovanna Burton, Daniel Burton, Richard Lane, Brooke Cole and Paylee Douglas; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Betty Ann Burton; and brothers, Kermit Blair and Travis Blair.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 4 p.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.