Janet W. Sutphin, age 85, of Scarbro, WV, went to her heavenly home where she was embraced by the comforting arms of her Lord, on Friday March 4, 2022 at Raleigh General Hospital. Born March 15, 1936, in Dothan, WV, she was the devoted daughter of the late Herman Carr and Ethel Bragg Richmond.
Janet was a 1954 graduate of Collins High School and employed by G.C. Murphy Co. for 8 years as a sales clerk. She continued her education at Fayette County Vocational School to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, where she won first place in a VICA competition in Martinsburg. Upon completion of her schooling, she worked at Oak Hill Hospital ER, with Yolanda Santos, M.D. and also in the orthopedic department. In 1977 she began work for Serafino Maducdoc, M.D. as office manager where she held this position for nine years. She later worked as a sales associate for J.C. Penney and the last six years of her career, as a Unit Secretary at Raleigh General Hospital.
She was a member of the OHHS/CHS Alumni Association, Scarbro Garden Club, Red Hat Society, and VFW Auxiliary. Janet was an active member and elder of the Summerlee Presbyterian Church where she served as pianist for 50 years and also on the Summerlee Reunion Committee. She donated her talents as pianist to the Dothan Community Church as well.
Janet is preceded in death by her cherished late husband, Bobby K. Sutphin and adored son, Rodney C. Sutphin, sisters; Ruth, Glenna, Dessie, Floris, Beatrice, Evelyn, and Lilly, brothers; Carl, Bernard, Archie, and Herman “Dick”, Jr.
Those left to cherish her memory and continue her legacy are; daughters, Bonnie (Bill) Gillespie, and Sherry (Alan) Gessel, daughter in law, Paula Sutphin (Keith) Conner, grandchildren; Rezan, Billy, Rodney II, Christina, Haley, Brittany, and Bobby, great grandchildren; Caleb, Chloe, Cody, Nathan, Allison, Adison, Alexis, Rodney III, Morgan, Greyson, Carter, and Adelyn, brother, Clinton Richmond, and many loved nieces and nephews. Her friendship will be remembered by her treasured, and dearest friend, Cathy Joines.
Janet blessed many lives with her loving heart of kindness, compassion, generosity, musical gifts and talents bestowed by God.
A viewing will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, at 2:00 PM March 19, 2022, with a memorial service at 3:00 PM Reverend David Shaffer officiating. Burial to follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
The family respectfully requests that everyone in attendance wears a mask.
Pallbearers will be grand and great grandchildren; Billy, Cody, Rodney II, Brittney, Bobby, and Chris.
Janet enjoyed the beauty of flowers, but if donations in her memory are preferred, please send to the Alzheimers Association
or the Summerlee Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 73 Oak Hill, WV 25901.
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Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.