Janet Penrod, age 78, a former Portland resident, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at The Woodlands in Muncie, Indiana.

She was a 1959 graduate of Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne. She was a member of The Garden at Gesthsemane Church in Muncie.

She was a secretary for Lafayette Elementary School in Fort Wayne. She then moved to Portland in 1977 and was school secretary for Judge Haynes Elementary from 1977 to 1983. In 1984, she moved to Muncie, Indiana, and she was secretary for the superintendent of schools for Delaware Community School Corporation, retiring in 2003. 

She and her husband enjoyed traveling and spending the winter in Florida after their retirement.

Janet Penrod was born May 8, 1941, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of Wayne and Doris (Robinson) Carsten. On July 16, 1960, she was married to Ron Penrod.

Survivors include:

Her beloved husband of 59 years — Ron Penrod, Muncie, Indiana

One son — Todd Penrod (wife: Joni), Portland, Indiana 

One daughter — Christie Prosser (husband: Mark), New Palestine, Indiana

Four grandchildren — Rob Penrod (wife: Lexie), Portland, Indiana, Jason Penrod (wife: Kyla), Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Katie Prosser, Johnson City, Tennessee, and Megan Siergiej (husband: Matt), Indianapolis, Indiana      

Three great-grandchildren — Jacoby, Carsten and Kenna Penrod

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Doris Carsten; a brother, John Carsten; and a great-granddaughter, Kenzi Penrod.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Pastor Gil Alicea will officiate and private burial for the family will take place at Bluff Point Cemetery, south of Portland.

Memorials may be directed to Heart to Heart Hospice, 1385 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46952.

Condolences may be expressed at williamsonspencer.com.