Janet McDowell

St. Albans, WV

Janet McDowell

Janet McDowell, 70, of St. Albans, passed away on October 28, 2022 at CAMC.  Janet was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1969, and Charleston Beauty Academy, class of 1970.  Janet worked as a hairdresser for over 40 years and played an active role in her community.

She was a mother, sister, grandmother, friend, and confidant to many.  Her care-free and caregiving heart touched so many lives.  She always gave unconditional love to anyone that crossed her path.  She was a lady that had little, but gave very much.

Janet is preceded in death by her father, Forrest McDowell, her mother, Sylvia Caldwell-McDowell, and great-nephew, Clinton Bisacky.  She is survived by her daughter, Sarah McDowell-Withrow, her granddaughter, Maddie Withrow, her brother, John McDowell, her niece Chelsea Dalporto-McDowell, her sister, Shirley McDowell-Laughry, her niece, Sinda Bisacky, and great-niece, Kaitlyn Bisacky.

Janet was also grateful for her many friends and the many memories they shared.

A gathering to Honor the Life of Janet will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Women’s Health Center, 510 West Washington Street, Charleston, WV 25302.

Memories of Janet may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

11 replies
  1. D Reich says:

    💔 Heartbroken for ourselves, We celebrate you home . You have reached the place , we will join you there , your daughter and her daughter,,all us girls,,the sisterhood you created, Thank you for all you taught us and thank you for all you gave to so many in every way., Go rest high, way up there, come talk to me if you can.

    Chris and Denise , Denver and Pete Reich

  2. Linda Bricker says:

    You were so sweet and supportive of me and my art
    I didn’t know u well until recently. Happy your struggle is over and maybe we will see each other again.

  3. Arvyl and Jo Hypes says:

    Janet was a former neighbor of ours in Ordnance Park, years ago. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  4. Denise Taylor says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met Janet through rehab/ She was the sweetest lady. Was so glad I got to know her my prayers are with you all, R.I.P. My friend Fly high with the Angels

  5. Kittie Rogers Caracciolo says:

    I am so sorry to see this news. Janet was such a special lady. My condolences to Janet’s family!

  6. William 'Bill ' Ashley says:

    Janet Your free Spirit and kindness created a warm and inviting feeling, to every
    meeting or gathering , wherever you would go. You certainly were a kindred spirit
    to all that got to know you, and was better off to be able to call you a friend.
    Much love and sympathy to all your friends and family!

  7. Carol Long says:

    My heart is beyond broken. She, Rosie and I had mote laughs and fun these past 50 years. Rest easy my sister. You were one of a kind I will never forget…..

  8. Stephanie Ranson says:

    I’ve missed our girls night so much but
    when i see you again we I’ll make up for lost time.
    All the times at the beauty shop when you colored my hair and cut it. You always did a great job.
    We had so much fun riding the bus together to the last reunion . Give a big hug to all our classmates gone too soon.

  9. Nancy Green says:

    What a “special” friend we’ve all lost. She & Sarah T we’re like our family for many years as my parents babysat Sarah till she went to school. Janet I know you suffered & you’re not suffering anymore. You will forever be loved & missed by so many ✨🥰✨

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