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Janet "Jan" Smith Senetar, 84, of Zionsville, and formerly of Highland, passed away on June 28, 2016.
She was born July 15, 1931, to Emmett and Louise Smith in Cleveland, Ohio. Janet graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in home economics, where she also met her husband, Joseph. She received her master's degree in education from Purdue and taught home economics at Highland Jr. High School for 19 years.
Janet enjoyed spending time at her family's lake cottage and traveling both domestically and internationally, especially enjoying cruising. She also loved volunteering and spending time with family and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her independence, lending a helping hand, and babysitting her grandchildren.
Janet is survived by her children, Joseph (Ann) Senetar, of Denver, Colorado, Dr. James (Sandra) Senetar, of Zionsville, and Joanne (Dr. Michael) Kovacich, of Munste; her grandchildren, Jason and Kristen Senetar, and Michael and Kristina Kovacich; sibling, Nancy (Rev. Dennis) Smith; many beloved family members; and countless treasured friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Family and friends are invited to visit in The Chapel at Hoosier Village, 9870 Cherryleaf Drive, Indianapolis, on July 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. A memorial service will be held in The Chapel at 2 p.m., with a reception following in The Great Hall at Hoosier Village.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the BHI Foundation of Hoosier Village at 5415 Bearberry Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 or St. Vincent Hospice at 8450 North Payne Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.
Published on July 1, 2016
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