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Jannetje Hensley-Starkweather

02/09/1925 - 11/23/2019

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Jannetje Hensley-Starkweather, 94, passed away November 23, 2019. She was born in Almelo, Netherlands on February 9, 1925 to Jan Handirk and Mona Winbelt Vanweerd.
Jannetje had many passions in life which she unique found ways to incorporate together. With a love of knitting, oil painting, singing and life on the farm, she was able to develop her talents and share them with others. She loved the farm life as she grew close to the many animals, naming each one of them, especially the goats and knitting them each their own collars. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she found great joy in serving others and remaining firm to the knowledge and testimony she had developed over the many years and life experiences. She endured many challenges in life which gave her an ability to carry forward each day with faith.
She is survived by her many children, Hank (Paula), Albert (Janet), Rosetta (Leonard) Powell, Barond (Pontip), Naomi (Jim) Phillips, Iona (Steven) Giacoletto, Carl (Lori), Merril, Janneke (Kevin) Phillips, Enoch; siblings Hank and Milford Vanweerd and more than 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her children Gerry, Juanita, Jannetje; parents; and siblings Karl and Fred Vanweerd.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 beginning at 2PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) in Sandy with a visitation prior beginning at 1PM. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens.

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  • Sorry we could not make it today, Ann and myself send our deepest condolences to the family of aunt “Janny” may heavenly father bring you peace, i believe that there was a grand reunion with opa and oma and her brother’s Fred and Karl.

    — Fred Van Weerd
  • WE ARE SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER,
    YOU WILL ALL REMEMBER HER FOR VARIOUS REASONS BUT KNOW, THAT SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE AND AT PEACE NOW.

    PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

    GLENN & DEE FREEMAN

    — GLENN & DEE FREEMAN

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