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Janet Rita (Ellefson) Duryea

September 5, 1928 ~ August 30, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Janet Rita (Ellefson) Duryea, 93, of Carmel, passed away August 30, 2022. She was born September 5, 1928 in Chicago, daughter of Edward and Frances Ellefson.

Janet received her BA degree in Home Economics from Ohio State University.

For a number of years, Janet worked at Lorene’s Casuals and Merle Norman on Main Street in Carmel, where she was a Manager and Buyer. She acquired many loyal customers through the years allowing the store to become very successful.

Janet’s greatest joy was time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gordon Duryea; and sister, Marie Pond.

Survivors include her children, Robert Craig (Marjie) Duryea, Gary Gordon (Becky) Duryea, Debra Lynne (Keith) Mertz, and Nancy Kay (Ken) Pilcher; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

There will be a Family Memorial Service held in the Chapel at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, of which Janet was a member.

Carmel Cemetery will be Janet’s final resting place.

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