Shirley Janet Walsh-Gleason passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2020. Janet was born on Feb. 13, 1935, to Alwilda (Kidder) and William Polk, on a farm high above the Wabash River in Cass County, Ind. She lived in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, South Carolina and Illinois, but made her final home for more than 20 years in Houston, Mo. In 2008, Janet married her high school sweetheart, George Gleason, in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Janet is survived by her devoted husband, George; four children, Terry (Joann) Walsh, Steve Walsh (Gloria Coleman), Winnie (Bob) Bade and Tim (Barb) Walsh; and four grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Bob Polk and Herbert Polk, and many nieces and nephews. Her parents, brother, Norman, and sister, Carolyn, preceded her in death.
Janet loved to feed stray cats and wild birds. As a child, she made clothes for kittens and dreamed of living in heaven with the animals. Rest in peace with the animals, Mom.
John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
A private family burial was Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Pine Lawn Cemetery, Houston.
Arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston.