Janelle Olney
  • 48 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 3, 1957
  • Date of passing: Mar 4, 2006
Beloved mother, cherished daughter, adored sister, favorite aunt and amazing friend. We love you and miss you everyday.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die... Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on. 

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season. 

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. 

It is said that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant. 
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kelly L on 3rd December 2013

"Happy birthday beautiful Janelle. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Maureen McLaughlin on 3rd December 2013

"Happy Birthday, Janelle.  I love and miss you!  You were a wonderful friend, and I just wish I could turn back the hands of time and tell you that one more time.  I hope I get the chance to someday."

This tribute was added by Burk Dowell on 18th June 2013

"It is true, hardly a day goes by that I don’t think of you Janelle. A season or life time, your impact on my life and my heart runs deep. I am thankful for the time we walked together in life. I don’t know the secret yet but if it is the case that we may see each other again, it makes me smile to think of that day. Thank you for your amazing love, patience, wisdom, and light."

This tribute was added by Kelly L on 4th March 2013

"Dear Janelle, it's hard to believe that it's been 7 years. Life just isn't the same without you in it, but I hope being an angel brings you infinite peace. You would be so proud of Padraic, he's grown into a fine young man. xoxo, Kelly"

This tribute was added by Maureen McLaughlin on 4th March 2013

"Dearest Janelle, I was getting ready in my bathroom the other day and suddenly you came to mind...Pictured you getting ready to go see Ryan Adams with me at University of Chicago!  Feels like a different lifetime.  I have lost other dear friends since your passing...It never gets easy experiencing a world w/o Janelle in it.  Know you are loved, prayed for, and missed."

This tribute was added by Maureen McLaughlin on 3rd December 2012

"Another year has come and gone. Happy Birthday beautiful Janelle.  You are loved and missed.  And, yes, I still love Ryan Adams. <3"

This tribute was added by Kelly L on 3rd December 2012

"Still love you and miss you everyday. Happy birthday best friend. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Maureen McLaughlin on 4th December 2011

"hi my dear friend janelle,  here we are at your 54th birthday.  i hold you close in my heart, today and forever.  guess what!  i saw ryan the other night.  you would be so proud of how far he's come.  i hope you hear us from up there....happy birthday, sweetie.  love and miss you, always.  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Kelly L on 2nd July 2010

"Janelle, although you are an angel now, thank you for being a part of my life; whether you were a reason or a season, I will treasure our 24-year friendship for a lifetime."

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