Janet McMullen Conger, 70, passed away on July 21, 2013 at her home in Northport, Alabama.
She was born on August 7, 1942 in Washington, Pennsylvania to Glenn and Elsie (Smith) McMullen and grew up there, graduating from Trinity High School in 1960. After high school, she attended John Robert Powers Modeling School in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She worked in the photography department at the Washington Observer-Reporter Newspaper in Washington.
She married David O. Conger III in July 1962 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She moved to St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, where she worked with her husband and father-in-law in a retail potato chip business. She then became one of the first Guide Girls for Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Later, she became the first female printer employed by Tape & Label Engineering Company in St. Petersburg, Florida.
After moving to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands in 1968, she designed and made clothing for renowned silk-screen artists Jim Tillett, that were sold in his boutique at what is now Tillett Gardens in St. Thomas. After returning to Florida in 1972, she lived in Fort Myers, Orlando and Ocala, Florida. She then moved to Pikeville, where she loved living in the mountains. After becoming ill in 2009, she moved to Northport, Alabama to be closer to her daughter’s family.
She was a wonderful wife and mother. She accepted Christ into her life as a child. Prior to her death, she made over 550 knit hats for cancer patients and nurses in Tuscaloosa.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by her spouse, David of Northport; daughter, Susan (Tommy) Rosenstiel of Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Henry and Elizabeth.
A celebration of her life will be held graveside at Rigsby Cemetery on Wooden Loop Road in Pikeville on Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you do something for someone you love.
Pikeville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.