Janet M. Bender of Peachtree City, Ga.


Janet M. Bender of Peachtree City, Georgia passed away on August 16, 2022.

Born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, Janet graduated with degrees in Journalism and Education from Michigan State University in 1957. Following graduation, Janet and her husband Don, moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where she worked as an elementary school teacher for the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Later, she transitioned to to the county offices where she was the Director of Close-up, a government education and encounter program for High School students, a position she held for some 20 years.

Retiring in 1996, Janet and Don became “Snow Birds”, splitting time between Michigan and Pompano Beach, Florida. In 2005, she moved to Peachtree City to be closer to family and grandkids.

Janet was outgoing, friendly, and loyal to all who knew her. She loved to travel and did so extensively throughout her life. Janet was preceded in death by husband Donnell (Don) Bender, and parents Peter and Marie Dubois.

She is survived by son, Kevin (Mary Grace) and their children Jacob and Malia of Peachtree City; daughter Diane Bender and husband Brian Twet of Mesa, Arizona; and brother Jim (Cecile) Dubois, and their son Jack, of Brentwood, California.

Funeral services took place on August 26, 2022 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City, GA.