Born July 4, 1939, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Herman and Bertha L. (Tilley) Knoll.
An area homemaker, she was a member of First Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She was active in the bell choir and the Women's Missionary Prayer group and sang in the choir. She was a dedicated supporter of her children, their spouses and her grandchildren. Janet was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth F. Schnuerer, sons, J. Jay (Jill) Guth, Jeffrey (Barb) Guth and Joshua (Kelly) Guth, all of Mansfield, Ohio, and Joel (Jill) Guth of Dublin, Ohio, daughters, Julie (Rob) Guiler of Johnstown and Jennifer (Mark) Kornhaus, Downington, Pa, five stepchildren, Debbie Edwards, Ocala, Fla., David (Ruth) Schnuerer, Columbus, Ohio, Brenda (Brian) Bumpus, Jeffrey (Tammy) Schnuerer and Jennifer (Mike) Montgomery, all of Mansfield, Ohio, 14 grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, brother, Herman "Sonny" Knoll, Waukesha, Wis., stepbrother, Jim Tilley, Greencastle, and several nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by one stepbrother and one grandson, Evan Guth.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at First Christian and Missionary Alliance Church conducted by S.R. Care Pastor Jim Cheatham. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in Cottage Hill Cemetery, Brazil. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 780 Park Ave W., Mansfield, OH 44906.
Online guest registry is at www.wappner.com.