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New Cleveland Cemetery
Tuesday January 23rd, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Jan Darlyn Christensen

CLEVELAND - Janet Stoy Christensen, age 74, of Cleveland, passed peacefully in her sleep on Thursday January 18, 2018 at her home.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, MS. The Rev. Michael McLaughlin will officiate the service.

Jan was born on June 15, 1943 to Herbert and Ida(Ramm) Stoy in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Delaware Township High School in Cherry Hill, NJ. Jan married Robert Roy Christensen on November 29, 1980 in Haddonfield, NJ.  They have been in the Cleveland Community since 1985. Jan had been a secretary for Cleveland Loans, Inc. for 20 years. She was a member of the Business & Professional Woman's Club and was awarded Woman of the Year. She was a Girl Scout co-leader. Jan was also a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Chancel Choir for 26 years. She also served as a Sunday School teacher and helped with the children's choir. She was the PW Coordinating Team Secretary, Christian Nurture and Presbyterian Day School maid. Jan loved to sing, knitting, needlepoint, sewing and traveling.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Ida May Stoy, her daughter Valerie Rae Christensen, her cousin John Theodore Griffith and a grandson Adam Scott Schloendorn.

Jan is survived by Husband of 37 years, Robert Christensen of Cleveland, MS;  Son, John(Karen) Schloendorn of Williamsburg, VA;  Son, Adam(Melissa) Schloendorn of Fayetteville, NC;  Daughter, Judith Churchill of St. Joseph, MO;  Son, Matthew Schloendorn of Williamsburg, VA;  Daughter, Ida Whitehouse of Palm Bay, FL;  Brother, Robert Stoy of Boonton, NJ;  Cousin-in-law, Mona Griffith of Crisfield, MO;  Grandson, Jesse Christensen of Cleveland, MS as well as 38 other grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ed Coleman, Rodney Defenbaugh, Bill Defenbaugh, Wilson Sledge, Ryan Rosson and Jose Nohemie.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN, 38501; LeBonheur Children's Hospital 848 Adams Ave Memphis, TN 38103; American Cancer Center PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.


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I am so sorry. God bless you.

Marla Pearce Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM

My heart just breaks over Jan's passing and for Robert and Lil Jesse. I know she will be missed by so many. Rest in peace, Jan. I know you are reunited with your sweet Valerie. Fly high my sweet dear friend. Prayers for family and friends of Jan's.

Cleveland, MS Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM

Distance kept us from being in touch very often, but we truly appreciate the loving person that Jan was to us as our neighbor on Deering St.
She was an inspiring individual with the most incredible work ethic and a true model for the concept of unconditional love.

Go rest high, Jan, my vision of Valerie waiting there at the pearly gates to receive you is one of joy. I know she is so happy to have your company so that you can watch over Jesse and Rob together. See you in the by and by, sweetie. Much love

Cindy & Glenn Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Jan was a wonderful and lovable woman. I always loved running into them around town and seeing her beautiful smile. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Praying for peace for the family.

Tina Hood Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Rob and Family,

I am SO sorry about your sweet and wonderful wife. We had lots of fun singing in the choir together. She was very special to me and I know she is singing to Val in heaven now.
May GOD Bless you and shine his light upon your face and give you strength and peace from here on out.
Love you always,

Brenda Thompson Roberts Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family and friends during this time of grief. May the many memories you shared together and the passing of time help to bring you a measure of calmness. Soon all pain, suffering and death will be a thing of the past. (Revelation 21:4)

VG Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM

To the family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you be comforted by the "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort" (2 Cor 1:3) that one day, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29) May the words from God's word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

Mary Berg Jan 18 2018 12:00 AM

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