Janet Ann Bender

SALEM — Janet Ann Bender, 81, died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Salem Regional Medical Center surrounded by family.

Janet was born on January 19, 1940, in Alliance, Ohio, a daughter of Louis and Annabel Walker Morris.

She was a 1958 graduate of Alliance High School. Janet worked at the Salem Public Library for 22 years, retiring in 2005.

She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Janet was a founder of the Columbiana County Mental Health Group. She was a member of Daughters of American Revolution and Colonial Dames, and War of 1812.

Janet enjoyed genealogy, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Bender whom she married September 5, 1998; her children, Daniel Borrelli of North Lima, David Borrelli of Huntington Beach, Calif., Richard (Madelyn) Borrelli of Sun City, Calif., and Kathryn Borrelli-Davis of Hanoverton; three grandchildren, Ethan, Preston, and Adriana; step-children, Greg (Lisa) Bender of Wellsville, Scott (Debra) Bender of Rogers, and Matt (Addie) Bender of Salem; eight step-grandchildren, 14 step-great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Lou (Ronald) Shively of Salem; two nieces; and one nephew.

Besides her parents, Janet was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Morris.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Edwards officiating.

Friends and family will be received Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial. Burial will be held at Woodsdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbiana County Mental Health, 27 Vista Dr., Lisbon, OH 44432.

If unable to attend, you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

The family would like to thank Dr. A. Fredrickson, Dr. D. Sankovic, Salem Renal Group, Salem Regional Medical Center nurses and doctors for their excellent care.

To view Janet’s obituary, send condolences or order flowers, visit www.starkmemorial.com.