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YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the New Hope Baptist Church, 437 Albert St., for Mrs. Janet Barnes Queener of Youngstown, who transitioned to her Heavenly home Dec. 28.
She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Ernest and Annie Glover Barnes.
She graduated from East High School in 1950.
She was married to John E. Queener Sr. on Oct. 6, 1951, and he passed away July 5, 1968. To this union three children were born.
She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, financial secretary of the Gospel Chorus, Sunday school teacher, teacher of the Senior Mission, Honorary Treasurer of the New Hope Bowling League, member of Gold Star Wives of America, and the Scleroderma Foundation. She was given a plaque of recognition for dedicated services as a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years at New Hope in 1990. She was also presented a plaque of recognition for her faith and services by the New Hope Baptist Church Anniversary Committee, June 4, 2000. She loved to cook, especially on holidays for her children and grandchildren.
She leaves to mourn, a daughter, Elaine Y. Queener of Akron; her son, Dr. John E. (Charlene) Queener Jr. of Fairlawn; five grandchildren, Keith L. (April) Queener Sr. of Reynoldsburg, Malik A. (Adeya) Queener of Augusta, Ga., Aisha Danielle, Jabari Ernest and Jelani Edward Queener of Fairlawn; two great-grandchildren, Keith Lamar Jr. and Rachel Karen Queener of Reynoldsburg; two sisters, Mary Honey Hutchison and Anna Reeves of Youngstown; friend, Bill Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Karen Daniels; three brothers, Calvin, Bailey and Arthur; and three sisters, Bessie Spires, Rose Hart and Ethel Mae Perkins.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.