|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1899|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1979|
Janet Sutton, the sixth of Robert and Amelia "Emily" (Anderson) Sutton's eight children, was born on 13 June 1899 near Mullinville, Kiowa County, Kansas. She also had an older half-brother, Thomas Wilson Anderson, in Scotland.
Janet was only ten years old when her mother died, leaving her father to raise the children. On 5 August 1919, Janet married Dewey Wilson, of nearby Greensburg. Over the next twenty years, ten children were born to them. The children who have passed away are the oldest, Ian, and the twins, Bud and Murl.
After spending roughly 25 years living between Hugoton and Liberal, Kansas, Janet and Dewey moved to a farm south of Sheridan Lake, Colorado where they lived out the rest of their lives.
Janet was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and sewing. She had a wonderful sense of humor and ocasionallly would pull a practical joke that no one expected. Whenever she gave her grandchildren gloves or mittens, she would place a quarter in each thumb. Janet collected salt and pepper shakers and was well-known for her ability to always win when playing the "Take Me" version of checkers.
Quite by accident, Janet taught her Australian Shepherd to "climb" a tree. When she finished throwing the ball, she would put it in the "crotch" of the tree, which was nearly six feet off the ground. Lucky was never too tired to play ball and eventually discovered if she ran up the tree, she could get her ball back! Every morning Janet fried Lucky an egg for breakfast.
Janet, who died just two days before what would have been her 60th wedding anniversary, left her family a legacy of love and humor.
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Created by: Dıehard
Record added: Mar 20, 2006
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