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Janet P. Kelly
(October 6, 1966 - September 12, 2012)

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Janet P. Kelly

Janet Kelly was born on October 6, 1966 in Detroit Michigan, the daughter of Mary Ann Kelly and John Henry Kelly. A graduate of Mercy High School, Janet also attended college at Eastern Michigan University. On June 5, 2009, she married Darin E. Lewis. Surviving besides her husband, Darin and her mother, Mary are: her stepson, David Lewis; stepdaughter, Anna Lewis; brothers, Michael and William (Bill) Kelly; and sisters Kathleen and Barbara Ferris. Janet was preceded in death by her father, John. From a young age, Janet was always a high energy person who loved animals. Throughout her childhood, Janet owned numerous dogs and always dreamed of entering the animal care industry. At the age of 22, Janet opened her first grooming shop, K’s Grooming Salon, in 1988. In 1993, Janet expanded her business by taking over the old He-sa-tel-o Kennels on Jackson Road and renaming it Kelly Kennels. Following the expiration of her lease on Jackson Road, Janet closed Kelly Kennels and opened her newest endeavor, a Full Service Dog Spa in Dexter, MI, named Kelly’s Groom & Style. Being a true animal lover, Janet also performed animal rescue on the side! In 1998, Janet started Small Dog Rescue, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to finding “forever” homes for abandoned and abused dogs. Since then, Janet has been able to place hundreds of dogs into responsible, “forever homes”. Janet was also very politically active, volunteering countless hours in support of the Democratic Party and its candidates. In 2008, Janet was named Volunteer of the Year by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP). Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The family will receive friends at Janowiak Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and at the church on Monday from 10:00am until the time of her service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Small Dog Rescue, Inc or Food Gatherers of Ann Arbor. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the Church.

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