Janis Garner Lemon

March 30, 1927 - November 23, 2019

Janis Garner Lemon passed away November 23, 2019 at the age of 92. She was the loving mother of Ann DeLuca, Jim (Cheri) Garner, Karen (Howard) Moore, Greg Garner, late Mary Howard and step-mother of Bob (Sandy) Lemon; devoted Nana of Emily (Andy) Roose, Jacqui (Kyle) Jackson, Matt Lemon, Heather (Doug) Thompson, Megan Garner, Briere Moore, and Janis, Sam, and Clare Howard; great grandmother of 4; and dear sister of Jule (Bob) Bencher, Joan (Gene) Schneider, Jeri (Ken) Cornell, and Tim (Hilda) Geiermann. She is the former spouse of the late Jim Garner (’81) and late Bob Lemon (’89).

Janis was a truly remarkable woman. She was born on March 30, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to Louis and Myrtle Geiermann. Janis graduated from St. Cecilia’s High School and went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Marygrove College in 1949. Soon after, Janis married James Garner on September 2, 1950. The two spent 31 wonderful years together, blossoming five beautiful children; Ann, Jim, Karen, Greg, and Mary. From their love the family grew with 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Janis was an avid golfer and master bridge player. She also enjoyed crafting. Knitting and needle point were her favorites, often gifting handmade items to her loved ones. Although she was a scholar, completing her master’s degree in education, Janis rejoiced in her true passion, raising her children and being an incredible Nana.

A Memorial Gathering for Ms. Lemon will be Friday, November 29th, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Memorial Gathering will continue Saturday, November 30th, at 10 a .m. until the time of her Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Fabian Catholic Church, 32200 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and the Sanctum House in her name.

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