Janet was the Director of the Peabody Public Library from July 9, 1990 through February 10, 2012. We owe a debt of gratitude to Janet for all her hard work for the Peabody Public Library. Janet definitely saw us as more than a little town library and allowed us to grow into a vital, information center for everyone. Janet was very involved with her community, especially with the oral history project and the Salute to Veterans program the library once hosted. Under her leadership, the library grew from the small building on Main street to the fantastic building we now call home. She will always hold a special place in our hearts and within our community. Thank you Janet.
Her obituary follows:
Janet Marie Scank, age 70, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Janet was born on February 16, 1950 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Robert Sr. and Florence (Markell) Scank. Janet was the Director of Peabody Library in Columbia City, Indiana before retiring and working as the CFO for Classic Catering Inc. in Bloomington. She loved reading, traveling, genealogy, her nephews and nieces, and shopping. Janet is survived by her mother, Florence Scank; siblings, Robert Scank, Jr., Linda Abbott, Barbara Rambo, and Paul Scank; nieces and nephews, Heather Taillon, Robby Abbott, Robert Rambo, Brandon Cole, and Teresa Cole; great nieces and great nephews, Austin Jean Marie May, Dylan Harmon, Alexa Taillon, Luca Cole, and Kaia Cole. Janet was preceded in death by her father, Robert Scank, Sr., and niece Jesse Harmon. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be private. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Valhalla Memory Gardens, 310 N. Johnson Ave. Bloomington, Indiana.