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Janet Leah Theobald

May 20, 1934 — October 11, 2022


Janet Leah Theobald


Janet Leah Theobald, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Walker Place in Shelbyville.

She was born May 20, 1934, in Carthage, the daughter of Carroll and Imogene (Howard) Stevens.  On October 9, 1954, she married Robert D. “Bob” Theobald, and he preceded her in death on January 5, 2018.

Janet is survived by her sons, Jeff D. Theobald and wife, Cammy, of New Castle, and Thomas E. Theobald and wife, Lori, of Rockwell, North Carolina; daughter, Mary West and husband, Jack, of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Holly Nisley and husband, Todd, Amanda Brinker and husband, Steven, Dustin Theobald and wife, Elizabeth, Brittany Ross and husband, Caleb, Cortney Engelhardt and husband, Garrett, Jackie West, Taylor West, and McKinzee Theobald; and nine great-grandchildren.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, “Bob”; sister, Barbara Craig; brother, James Stevens; and grandson, Justin Theobald.

Janet graduated from Carthage High School in 1952.

She was a welder at Chambers and then a welder and inspector at AM General in Indianapolis.

Janet was a member of Zion Evangelical Church and Kappa Delta Phi Sorority.

She enjoyed her family, knitting and working with the Snow Princess through her sorority.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the funeral home, with Pastor Brad Schultz officiating.

Interment will be at Zion Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, in care of the funeral home, or Kindred Hospice, 9775 Crosspoint Blvd #118, Indianapolis, Indiana 46256.

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