American Veteran 08

Janet L. 'Honey' Price

October 20, 1932 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

  Janet Louise (Honey) Price passed away peacefully January 22nd 2022 at the William Penn Nursing Home. Honey was born October 20th 1932 in Burnham Pa to John and Silver Stringer.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Brothers Gene, Bill, Richard, and Ronnie and Sisters Rose, Dot and Peach.  She was a graduate of Centre Hall Potter High School.  She was married to David E. Price of Lewistown Pa. who passed away the,5th of August 2008.  Honey worked in various positions throughout her career at Fisher Electronics, Centre Engineering, IMCO, Hills Department store and finally K-Mart prior to retiring.  Honey is survived by her children James Tome (Wife Shirley), Cynthia Tome (DeSalvo) (Husband Russell), Sarah Stuter (Pfabe). Her son, Jeffrey Tome, passed away June 2014, and he was married to Christine Tome (Price).  Honey had eight grandchildren Jason, Jessica, Justin, Jeffrey Jr., Bryan, Heather, Lindsey and Alex.  Additionally, she is survived by seven great grandchildren Caleb, Masen, Brayden, Makayla, Mathew, Landon, and Dawson.

  Honey was passionate in both music and the support of her local community.  She was a member of several music ensembles, the Milroy American Legion and the Lewistown Moose.  She was highly praised for her singing ability and the playing of both the piano and especially the accordion.  In fact, she recently was recorded playing the accordion on the 89th birthday to family members during this celebration.  Throughout her adulthood, Honey would play and sing at churches, clubs, charity events, retirement homes and local festivals.  She learned to play various instruments with her siblings while growing up in Centre Hall where her father owned and operated a local grain mill, affectionally known as the Red Mill.  Honey was published in various articles to include but not limited to the Lewistown Sentinel, Fate magazine, Common Ground, and a book titled "The Battlefield Dead" written by Elizabeth Matusiak.  One of the Sentinel articles drew the attention of local veteran organizations regarding the neglect of a cemetery in Ort Valley with overgrown weeds, turned over headstones and general neglect.  Upon the publishing of the article, numerous members of several veterans" organizations organized a cleanup crew taking several days to restore the Ort Valley Cemetery back to a presentable place of honor to those veterans and all placed into this cemetery. In fact, the cemetery is still in use today as a burial took place this past October.

  Honey was extremely patriotic.  An avid patriot for the United States and as three of her four children served in the military, she was especially patriotic to the military services donating time to numerous military organizations through charity work and entertaining with her music and singing of patriotic songs.

  Honey was fond of traveling.  She traveled throughout Europe visiting numerous locations in Germany and if you had ever visited her home, you were surely invited to see one of her prized possessions a wall sized mural of her favorite castle Neuschwanstein.  As a history buff she visited Hitler's Tea House, the Eagles Nest and the bunkers in Berchtesgaden Germany.  She loved visiting Paris, locations throughout Austria, Switzerland and one of her favorites Rome.  She toured the Vatican, Trivia Fountain, the Coliseum, the leaning tower of Pisa and Florence.  Honey did this over several years but did not limit her travels to Europe.  As she had children throughout the United States she fell in love with the Peaks of Colorado, the beaches of Florida, the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee and especially loved our nation's capital surrounding the D.C. area where she received the rare opportunity to visit AF Two as her daughter Sarah served as a Steward.  Although she traveled extensively visiting and enjoying the United States, she always stated “she will never leave God’s Mountains of Pennsylvania” to live in another area.

  Honeys family will hold a Celebration of Life ceremony January 29th 2PM at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville.  She is dearly missed.

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 Memorial folder


Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
January 29, 2022

2:00 PM
Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home
55 North Main
Reedsville, PA 17084

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