Conneaut- Janice J. Borgner, 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on July 17, 1951 in Sharon, Pennsylvania the daughter of Margaret J. (nee Manion) and the late Lee B. Jackson. Janice graduated from Brookfield High School Class of 1969. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University in 1974, where she was a cheerleader and later received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Youngstown State University.
She was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hudson, Florida during the winter months and while residing in Ohio attended St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Janice was not afraid to take on a world bravely and with clarity via social media and in her conversations. She was feisty, well read and well spoken on her political views. Janice's family admired her broad and sweeping knowledge. She could read and write in five languages, including Russian.
Janice was an award-winning self-taught artist and well known in Ohio and Florida for her sharp focus realism oil and watercolor paintings. Janice enjoyed showing her paintings at many galleries throughout Florida and Ohio. She was a certified miniature artist and was immensely proud to have one of her miniature paintings on display at the Smithsonian Museum. In addition, she loved to knit with her friends in Florida.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. Richard A. Borgner, whom she married on December 16, 1983; her 92 year old mother, Margaret J. Jackson; a wonderfully blended family of children, Marie Shuttleworth, Matthew (Michelle) Borgner, Mark Borgner, Aaron (Merly) Borgner, Dan (Truli) Borgner, Jessie (Matthew) Boyer, and Erin Pitman; the grandchildren she cherished, Edwin, Kathleen, and Jane Shuttleworth, Blake Borgner, Santiago Mira, Zachary, Jena and Ella Borgner, and Sabrey and Mara Boyer; her brother, Raymond (Jeannine) Jackson; brother-in-law, Robert Mehler; and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Janice was preceded in death by her father, Lee B. Jackson; a dear son, Van Ian Pitman; and her sister, Terry Mehler.
Private family services were observed.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 345 Main St., Conneaut.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home