Janet Lynn Edgar Thompson of Newport went to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Janet was born July 20, 1952, in Parkersburg to the late Arthur Edgar and Connie Whiting. Janet was the oldest of six children, with her parents and brother, Don Edgar preceding her in death. Janet graduated from Frontier High School in 1970 and married the love of her life, Danny W Thompson on Dec. 4, 1970. Janet and Danny had three children, Danny W Thompson II, Debbie (Richard) Metheney, and Beth (Timothy) Showalter. Janet had four grandchildren, Skyler and Becky Metheney and Zachery and Ashton Temesvary. Janet loved nothing better than spending time with her grandchildren and spoiling them.
Janet was president of Carlton Oil Corp., Danny W Thompson Investment, and LMN Enterprises (DBA The JUG). Janet was FLEDA's Business Women of the Year in 2009. Janet was very active in the Newport Community with the hometown Christmas, supporting of the local school system, and working the election polls.
Janet loved shopping with her daughters and they were known to be black Friday warriors every year. There was many hours spent laughing and enjoying each other during these times. Janet enjoyed attending car shows, mud bogging, and racing with Danny.
Janet is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren and siblings, Cathy McCrady, Carol (Darrell) McKay, Frank (Pam) Edgar, Harold (Lisa) Edgar as well as has several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 11, 2014) at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. with Scott Shawver officiating. Burial will follow in Newport Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions are suggested to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta 45750. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.