Evansville, Indiana – Janet Faye (Scarlett) Schmitz, 63, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville. She was born on November 26, 1957 in Evansville, Indiana to John Scarlett, Sr. and Karen (Crowe) Priester.
Janet was a professional pianist and singer and had displayed her talents at many different churches over the years. She attended Simpson United Methodist Church in Evansville, Indiana.
She is survived by her children, Nicholas Huffman, Natalie Huffman and Niesa Rodriguez; mother, Karen Priester; siblings, Jane Scarlett, John Scarlett (Terri), Joy Scarlett and Jeff Scarlett (Kimber) as well as 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Janet is preceded in death by her father, John Scarlett, Sr.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1 P.M. at Simpson United Methodist Church in Evansville, Indiana. A live stream of the service will be provided by the church on youtube.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care. www.SimpleCremationEvansville.com
Jane Scarlett says
To my beautiful sister miss you already more than words can Express. Love Jane
Deloris C Camp says
I remember when she was born. She was a beautiful baby. Janet had a lot of talent. When she was a little girl her Mother would give her and Jane pieces of material and a needle and thread. She worked at the Men’s Warehouse in alterations as an adult. I remember her stunning performance as Mother superior in The Sound of Music while in High School. She had a very powerful voice and she played piano for church. Janet was a licensed Beautician and was very good at it. She took care of her family when they needed a beautician. God blessed her with so much talent. When she closed her eyes in death she was present with the Lord. She is now singing with the angels in heaven. I will see her again. I love the family and hope they will remember the good and be at peace.
Janet I miss you so much already!
I was not ready for you to leave us, let’s face it I would have never been ready! I wish you could have stayed with us little bit longer. God knows what is best for us.
Now you are in heaven where you will suffer no more! I am so blessed to another Beautiful Angel to watch over me!
Loving, Thinking and Missing You Always & Forever Janet!
Paul and Elaine Scarlett says
So very,very sorry for the loss of Janet. She was a wonderful pianist and singer. As all of you do, she had such a radiant smile and infectious laugh! Just love to hear you all laugh! She will be sorely missed. Love to all of you, Aunt Elaine and Uncle Paul
Gay Cassidy says
I will cherish our memories together. At your home standing around the piano with you playing and singing. (Roberta Flack). Our skating trips, our church plays. So many memories with you and Jane. All of us Janet, Jane. Whitey, Tim Bennett, Timmie Jo, my sister Debbie and many more. You were a good friend. Watching you and sisters (Scarlett sisters) touring churches with the most beautiful voices ever and you playing the ivories off any piano. You will be truly missed by many. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Godspeed my friend
Dora (Meredith) Casteel says
Deepest sympathy for all the family, prayers for comfort and strength in the days to come, I enjoyed hearing The Scarlett Sisters at Victory Chapel, awesome group and some of the sweetest girls!!
Michelle Scarlett says
Words seem so empty, as your family once again is hit with another horrible tragedy. She was a survivor of so many other things that this is especially hard. I will miss chatting with her, & her words of support for me. I admired her strength.
Melissah Biggs says
Janet was one of the sweetest lady’s she . Loved the Lord and lived by his word. Im so glad to have meet her. sad to say goodbye. She isn’t suffering now.She singing with her Beautiful voice with the angels.Prayers for comfort for her family.As they have lost a sister daughter aunt friend. Sending hugs and love Jane Scarlett and her mother and family.
Janet, you will be greatly missed. May you rest in heaven.
-Kelsey, Kinsley, & Kingston
Annette Faire says
I’m so sorry Jane! I’m sending prayers to you and the family! It seems like yesterday that we were kids standing at the piano in your living room listening to Janet play a tune! I’m sorry I can’t be with you due to Covid but I am here to talk to if you need a friend! Love, Annette
Christy Nuffer says
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person, she was always kind to me! She will be missed but God has gained an 😇 Angel! I love you all and send my love and condolences! 💐
Terry Crowe says
Janet your greatly missed, heaven has gained a great woman! For family I am sorry for this lost but she will always be with us in memories and heart
Rebecca Scarlett says
I am so sorry for the loss of Janet, my niece. She was such a talented person, beautiful voice and wonderful pianist. Death is temporary. Heaven is forever. While losing her is painful, rejoice in the knowledge that she is celebrating with family in Heaven. RIP. Love, Aunt Becky
Bob and Lynda scarlett says
To Jane sorry for losing Janet Faye Lynda is in icu having beat cobs but the afib is affecting her heart. She has been sick for 18 months but so far god has brought her back from near death we have lost a great voice in Janet Faye but she is singing with John I heaven. Bob and lynda
Steve Shelley says
I was very sad to hear today that Janet recently passed away. Janet was a very talented singer and pianist. I was always impressed by how well Janet, Joy, and Jane were able to blend their voices so well when they performed. Janet was a very kind, wonderful woman. She was very dedicated to her family and to her church. I remember and appreciate all the great haircuts she gave me, too! My condolences to Janet’s family on their loss. I know that Janet now enjoys being in Heaven, in the presence of Jesus, her Lord and Savior.
Becky Henderson says
So sorry to hear this Janet and I where friends from Kindergarten thru highschool And then she moved next door to my parents. Mr & Mrs. Edward and Elitha Von Harten. Come to find out her parents had known my parents, thru the Nazarene church.
Karen Huffman says
Nana I miss you so much right now. I remember the night I said goodbye to you and you hugged me and I was just so little I didn’t know that one day you would be gone. Life will never be the same without you