Janet B. Lyons, 85, of Fenwick Island, Del., died July 4, 2018, at home, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Roxana, Del., daughter of the late Ernest Bunting and Florence Lekites Ewell, and her step-father, Robert Wilson Ewell.
Lyons graduated from Selbyville High School in 1951 and the Delaware Hospital School of Nursing in Wilmington, Del., in 1954. After her marriage, she lived in Claymont, Del.; and Puerto Ordaz and Caracas, Venezuela; Wayne, N.J.; and Cincinnati and Worthington, Ohio; before retiring in Fenwick Island 27 years ago.
Lyons worked as a registered nurse for Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and retired from Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus. She was a member of St. Matthews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island and of their prayer group. She also served on the Historical Society of Fenwick Island.
Lyons always put her family first and loved all who crossed her path in life. She was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, nurse and friend. Her positivity and warmth spread to all who knew her. Her unrelenting selflessness when caring for those she loved was admired by all. To say that her extraordinary soul and spirit will be missed by many would be a vast understatement.
Lyons was preceded in death by her brother, Conrad Bunting. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Carlton H. Lyons Jr.; two sons, Keith C. Lyons and his wife, Nancy, of Powell, Ohio, and Wayne W. Lyons of Fenwick Island; and five grandchildren, Jennifer, Macy, Abigail, Delaney and Matthew.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. at St. Matthews By-the-Sea U.M. Church in Fenwick Island, Del. Friends may call one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Matthews By-the-Sea U.M. Church; 1000 Coastal Hwy.; Fenwick Island, DE 19944, or to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.