Jeanette W. Flanders, 77, of Lecanto, Florida, passed away Nov. 17, 2012, at her home.
A native of Marlboro, New Hampshire, she was born October 9, 1935, to Floyd and Mildred (DeForge) White, one of 10 children. Jeanette was a lab technician for American Optical in Keene, New Hampshire, and married her late husband, Quentin K. Flanders, in 1953 in Marlboro. They moved to Homosassa in 1976 and her first job in Florida was as a cook at the Pyramid Restaurant in Homosassa Springs.
From there she worked for the Dry Dock Restaurant in Old Homosassa and then on to The Working Man’s Restaurant on U.S. 19 in Crystal River. Wanting to be her own boss, she opened her own restaurant, Grandma’s Cupboard, on U.S. 19 in Homosassa Springs until she retired.
She loved taking care of her roses and birdwatching. Always at her side was her loyal and faithful dog Sissy. Jeanette was of the Lutheran faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Quentin K. Flanders; an infant son, Mark Allen Flanders; and three brothers, Glenn, Roy and Neil White. She is survived by her son Michael W. Flanders and wife, Nancy, Clearwater, Florida; daughter Regina R. Robinson and husband, William (Rob), Wartburg; son Daniel W. Flanders and wife, Kristina, Dunnellon, Florida; siblings Jessie Chamberlain (Henry), Cocoa, Florida; Brenda Blasek, Ormond Beach, Florida, Linda Barnes, LaGrange, Georgia, Louis White, New Milford, Connecticut, Lee White (Linda) and Carl White (Suzanne), both of Lecanto, Florida; grandchildren Matthew Ryan, Christopher Michael, and Katelin Nicole Flanders; and close friend Cindy Clark.
Graveside funeral service of remembrance was November 21, at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, Florida.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.
Arrangements were made at Wilder Funeral Home in Homosassa, Florida.