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Janet Kay Unsel

October 11, 1946 — June 7, 2021

Janet Howard Unsel, 74, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Signature Healthcare—Hillcrest. She was born October 11, 1946 in Daviess County to the late Oswald and Lucille Sipes Howard. Janet was retired as a ward clerk with Owensboro-Daviess Co. Hospital and had attended Yellow Creek Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, flower and vegetable gardening, and going on vacations to the beach. Janet was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Unsel, Jr. and two brothers, Rex and Micky Howard.

Surviving are husband of 58 years, Charlie Unsel; a daughter, Leah Unsel of Owensboro; a son, Bryan Unsel and wife Stacy of Maceo; three grandchildren, B. J. Unsel (Hanna), Donald Bartley (Candace), and Cara Unsel (David Payne); eight great grandchildren, Jax Unsel, Jesse Cox, Kaylynn and Sara Bartley, Eliza, Emma. Dayton, and Colten Payne; two brothers, Tony Howard (Michele) and Ricky Howard (Sandy), all of Owensboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation with limited attendance from 3 PM until 7 PM on Thursday, June 10, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The number of those attending the visitation shall be within current health and safety directives. Please see the signage at the door when entering the funeral home regarding personal protective masks.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 2167, Lexington, KY. 40588. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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