Janet C. (Knerien) Shenefelt

January 7, 1949 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 73)


Janet C. Shenefelt (nee Knerien), 73, of Elyria passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Keystone Pointe in LaGrange. She was born January 7, 1949 in Elyria. Janet was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton. She enjoyed knitting. Janet was well loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her husband of 53 years Donald “Don” Shenefelt; daughters, Denise (Sean) Holly Sr., Deanna Shenefelt; son, Michael Shenefelt; grandchildren, Gregory, Ryan (Bethany), Dylan, Megan (Matt) Stevens, Sean Holly Jr. (Lynsey); 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy (Joe) Yusko, Marie Rusnak; brother-in-laws, John Smith, Harold Tollett. She was preeded in death by her parents, Harvey Sr. and Naomi Knerien (nee Bainbridge); sisters, Sandra Smith and Brenda Tollett; infant brother, Harvey Jr.; nephew Keith Tollett. Family will receive friends from 10AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 708 Erie St. Grafton, OH 44044. Burial Private. Arrangements were entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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May 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 708 Erie St. Grafton

Mass of Christian Burial
May 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 708 Erie St. Grafton

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