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Janet A. Rakes




Janet A. Rakes, age 72, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2020 at MUSC Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

She was born on May 1, 1948 to parents, Basil and Ruth, in West Virginia where she resided until recent years. Janet always enjoyed spending time with family, cooking, traveling, antique shopping, and had retired to Conway, SC. Her favorite things included Mickey and Minnie Mouse, butterflies, spending time with Inky and Gracie, playing bingo, and beating her husband Jim at golf. She was a true angel to all of us and will have a special place in our hearts forever.

She was preceded in death by her loving sons, Paul Honaker, Jason Trolian; and nephew, Christopher Willey.

Janet is survived by her husband, James Rakes; brother, Jack Willey II (Teresa); children, Nick (Cathy), Joe (Christy), Nicole (John), Renee Dawn (Mark), Renee Lynn (Ken), Brandon (Nikki), and Suzanne (Tim).

Janet is also survived by grandchildren, Brian (Calei), Justin Saltzman (Chelsea), Valerie, Jay, Eleanor, Alexandria, John Jr., Katherina, Brandon Jr., and Justin Hollenbaugh; great grandchildren, Henry, Cate, Emma, Audi, Axel; nieces and nephews, Lana (James), Alisa (Felix), and Jack Willey III; great nieces and nephews, Brittany, Logan, Gabriel, Ryker, Abigayle, Mason, Scarlett, Jacob, and Cailyn.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson, WV with the Rev. Dr. Richard Lohmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson, WV. Friends may call on Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, WV.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines will be observed, with mask and social distancing encouraged.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Rakes family at

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, WV.

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