Shelley Anne (Adams) JanssenSeptember 9, 1954 ~ October 17, 2017 (age 63)
Shelley Anne (Adams) Janssen, 63, entered her heavenly home on October 17, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her fight, and ultimately gave her peace. Shelley was born on September 9, 1954 in Chardon to Paul E. Adams and Dixie-lee Adams Treadwell. She graduated from Berkshire High School in 1973. She married Charles Janssen on October 8, 1977. Shelley attended police school where she became a police officer for the city of Painesville. She worked various part time jobs while she raised her children and worked later at Junction Auto and most recently at UH Geauga Medical Center. Shelley’s love for God and unshakeable faith was seen, heard, and felt by all who knew her. Even during her worst suffering she never let go of her faith and she always praised God for his goodness and grace. Shelley’s passion for hospitality and fellowship was experienced by many in the community. She loved inviting people into her home to share a meal and talk about the Lord. Every person who entered her home felt the warmth, compassion, and genuine love she had for people. She was a heavenly blessing to all who met her. Shelley always prided herself in making sure her home, lawn and landscape were pristine, and she always found peace and comfort in mowing the grass and working in the yard. She was a devoted wife, who blessed her husband with 40 years of marriage, whom she met at the age of thirteen. She was a loving and caring mother to her children and in-laws, and always made time for her children no matter what. She loved her grandchildren and brought them so much joy as they loved to read books and do crafts with “Gammy.”
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29
Shelley is survived by her mother Dixie-lee W. Adams (Norman) Treadwell; her husband Charles W. Janssen of Mesopotamia; her children, Paul (Caroline) Janssen, Daniel Janssen, Jenna (Nick) Rundo; her grandchildren Myles Janssen, Emilie Janssen, Josiah Rundo; and her siblings Steve Adams, Gene (Becki) Adams, Rhonda (Willie) Wynn, Paula (Brad) Baker, and Scott (Kathy) Adams; as well as her brother-in-law Ted (Sue) Janssen; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father Paul E Adams; father-in-law Kenneth Janssen; and mother-in-law Jenelyn Janssen.
Calling hours are 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, October 20, 2017 at Maple View Mennonite Church, 14890 Burton Windsor Rd., Burton, OH 44021. A Celebration of her life will be 11:00 AM Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Mesopotamia.
Thank you to the incredible amount of people who have prayed for, encouraged, and given so generously to our family. “May God bless you all abundantly.”