Janet Cheryl Sperry Oleksy

April 9, 1956 - December 21, 2005

Mrs. Janet Cheryl Oleksy, age 49, of Allen, Texas passed away December 21, 2005, at her home. She was born April 9, 1956, in Dallas, Texas to Jean R. and Laura Lee (Love) Sperry. On June 13, 1981, she married Stephen Anthony Oleksy II in Kansas City. Mrs. Oleksy was a loving mother who was devoted to her family. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of New Braunfels, Texas. She is survived by her daughters, Samantha Oleksy, Laura Elizabeth Oleksy, Amanda Lea Oleksy and Sara Beth Oleksy all of Allen; parents, Jean and Laura Sperry of Plano, Texas; sisters, Carol Komsthoeft and husband, Peter of Olathe, Kansas, Jeanine Hammond and husband, Steve of Orlando, Florida and Kathy Permenter and husband, Tim of Dallas; brother, Andy Sperry of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews. Her husband, Stephen Oleksy preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2005, at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, Texas. Memorials may be made to the Oleksy Children’s Fund, Payable to Kathy Permenter, Trustee, 9248 Canter, Dallas, Texas 75231.

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I remember wonderful times with the Sperry family while visiting in Kansas City. I pray for strength for the family as I send my love and deepest sympathy. Sharlene Hamel Sharlene Hamel, December 27, 2005 I'm sorry to hear about Janet. She and I were in the same dance class(studio) throughout school. We used to dance at Ranch Mart shopping center. She was a pretty good dancer and a sweet girl. She will be missed. Donna LaRue Holmberg-Bergendoff-Mehl, December 27, 2005 I was so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. Though I have not seen her since our days in highschool it saddens me of her loss. I remeber her great smile and how she always seemed so up. God Bless you all in this difficult time. Lesley Goldsberry Coleman, December 27, 2005 Over so many years, so sad to hear of Janet at such a time. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Tom Hansen, December 26, 2005 Jeanine, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. May the Lord be with you and the rest of your family. God Bless Julie Hogan, December 26, 2005 To Samantha, Laura, Amanda, and Sara, we will all miss your mom as we have missed having you here at Sts. Peter and Paul. I love you all dearly and if you need ANYTHING plese call on us. Many hugs and thanks for the wonderful memories I'll always carry. Your mom showed you the way, we hope you always follow it. Jaynne and Jim Seeburger, December 26, 2005 I had know Janet since childhood. Even though we haven't seen each other since high school graduation in 1974 seeing her picture brought back fond memories of grade school. Janet would have known me as Daleen Unkefer. Pleae know my thoughts are with you at this sad time. Daleen Spradlin, December 25, 2005 Thank you to the family who raised such a courageous, caring, and loving daughter, and who then went on to model these traits to her daughters, and to her many Shawnee Mission South Class of 74 classmates, friends, and family as well. My prayers and deepest sympathies to you all. Beth MacCurdy Wigner, December 25, 2005 Ms. Oleksy was a joy to know. Those of us here at Baylor Plano Hospital, PCU unit, all enjoyed our time with her. With all that she was dealing with and had dealt with, her heart was always gracious and kind. It was our pleasure to take part in her care. Best wishes for her entire family. Kim A. Crosswhite, December 24, 2005 We send you our love and deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you and we pray that peace be with you at this difficult time. Uncle Jean, Aunt Laura, Carol, Jeanine, Kathy and Andy, we love you all. I wish we could be with you at this time. When Mitzi passed away, it seemed so unfair, we could not comprehend it. We focused on the life she lived to give us comfort. I hope remembering Janet's life, her devotion as a wife, mother, daughter and sister will give you comfort as well. We mourn her passing, but celebtare her life! Peace be with you. Jack & Ruth Sperry, December 24, 2005 We are deeply saddened by the loss of such an uplifting, caring and compassionate individual. Janet was a positive beacon for her kids, family and friends. It was a joy to get to know her. Our prayers are with her family. Jeff & Julie Bahnson, December 24, 2005 We were so pleased when Steve and Janet purchased our home on Bretzke Lane. They moved in with 4 beautiful girls and the hill came alive with family. We were fortunate to spend about 5 years next door as friends and neighbors. We are so proud to have known the Oleksys and we stand in awe of the children. They are a product of their parents. We will remember the smile that was always present on Janet's face...even when she had reason to cry. The children blessed us on a regular basis and watching them this morning at the memorial service here in New Braunfels it is easy to see that Janet prepared them for "life". God bless you Samantha, Laura, Amanda and Sarah. You are in our prayers. Love, Ben & Allene Friedel Ben & Allene Friedel, December 23, 2005 Our deepest sympathy Sandy & Bobbie Cohn, December 23, 2005 My prayers and thoughts go out to you. Janet always had hope and a smile on her face. She was always so peaceful and taught me a very valuable lesson never to give up. She will be dearly missed. Amy Marie Wilson, December 23, 2005 Emmanuel - Emmanuel - God with us How great that this message is not for Christmas only but for every day of our lives. Our love & prayers . Lloyd & Joy Lam, December 23, 2005 Samantha, We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great person ever since I met her. She raised all of you girls to be wonderful young ladies. She's the only woman I have ever known to put up with you and me bringing the stray dog in because "He was cold." We will all miss your mom dearly. May she rest forever in eternal peace. Love you and Miss you very much, Jackie and Denise Jacqulyn & Denise Knapp, December 22, 2005 I used to be an employee of State Bank, I just wanted the family to know how much Janet touched my life. Even after the loss she suffered of her husband, she was a wonderful inspiration to me. She will be greatly missed, and I am grateful to have known her. I know without a doubt that she is in a wonderful place with our Lord and Savior. Karen Pruitt, December 22, 2005 Samantha....I just want to say how sorry I am to hear about your mother. My prayers will be with you and your family. Please feel comfortable calling me if you just want to talk. Bonnie, past director of Youth Leadership NB bonnie tetrault, December 22, 2005 Our prayers are with you girls and your family. Your parents were wonderful and dear friends who opened their hearts to our family. What a blessing to have known and shared with them. Janet is a wonderful woman who is a true friend in every sense of the word. God bless you all Millie & Shawn McConnell, December 22, 2005 All of us at State Bank in New Braunfels were quite sadden to hear the passing of Janet. Our prayers are with her precious girls, whom she spoke of often, her loving parents and to the rest of her family. Janet will be greatly missed. She has fought many uphill battles since Stephen's death, but now she is with him again, watching over their girls, in heaven above. May God Bless Betty Scholl, December 22, 2005 You will be greatly missed! You and Steve were wonderful friends. Janet, you are a wonderful mother, great wife to Steve and always willing to help in anything work related with Steve. Please know that you and Steve did a great job raising the children and they will know what to do as they proceed in life. I miss Steve and think of him always and will miss you the same. Now the two of you will be together with God looking down on the girls, making sure that they are doing the right things and taking care of each other. Our deepest love, Debbie & Jeff Farlow 717 Briarcrest Dr. Orange City, Fl 32763 Deb & Jeff Farlow, December 22, 2005 I met Janet and her family in New Braunfels at CVS Pharmacy where I work and I will always remember her smile and how proud she was of her daughters;she shared many stories with me about them and you could just see her face light up when she mentioned them.She was also a woman of great faith and heaven is fortunate to have her as one of their angels now,as we were all fortunate to have known her as well.May God bless her dear family. Candice E Cobb, December 22, 2005 Thinking and praying for all of you, Janet was very special to me. If I can help in any way let me know. sari l. haenisch, December 22, 2005 My daughter Tanya Oetken is a very good friend of Janet's daughter Samantha. When I heard of Janet's passing I was deeply saddened. My daughter always talked of how wonderful a Mother Janet was. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. Donna Lea Zercher, December 22, 2005