Janet I. Shaver, 82, of Eldora, Iowa passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Eldora Specialty Care in Eldora, Iowa while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Eldora United Methodist Church with Rev. Vicki Reece officiating. Burial will follow at the Eldora City Cemetery in Eldora. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.
Janet Irene Mathews, daughter of Louis and Dorothy Pickering Mathews was born on November 16, 1934 at her parent's home in Eldora, Iowa. She received her education in Eldora, graduating from Eldora High School in 1952. On November 8, 1954, she married Wendell William Balvanz in Grundy County, Iowa. The couple later divorced. Janet worked in a variety of jobs outside the home, but her main vocation was as a homemaker. In June of 1977, Janet married Keith Shaver. She enjoyed embroidery, gardening, canning, quilting and being the BEST mother and grandmother she could be!
Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia (Roger) Hansen of Eldora, Teressa (Mike) Clark of Cedar Rapids, IA, Mina (the late Robert) Burgess of Marshalltown, IA, Lori (Mike) Roberts, Alma (Steve) Donaldson, Cheryl (Doug) Klosterman, Carol (Trent) Lambert all of Eldora; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. Janet is also survived by her sisters, Alberta Myers of Marshalltown, IA. and Kay Morlan of Kirksville, MO.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by both of her husbands; son-in-law, Bob Burgess; 2 great grandchildren; granddaughter-in-law, Jessica Burgess; brothers, Robert and Richard Mathews; sisters-in-law, Lucille and LeAnn Mathews; brothers-in-law, Don Myers and Fred Morlan.