Janet Irena Yaggi

August 16, 1924 - November 15, 2014
Janet Irena Yaggi


Janet Irena Yaggi, age 90, passed away peacefully at her residence in Wilmington on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Janet was born August 16, 1924 and was a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio until her move to Wilmington in 2012 to be with her family. She was the daughter of Dr. George B. McClellan and Myriam H. Denser.

Janet studied fine arts at Ohio State University and was an accomplished artist who has many oil and watercolors on display. She was a long standing member of the Clintonville Woman’s Club, a lifelong member of North Broadway United Methodist Church, and a member of The United Methodist Women of Grace United Methodist Church. Janet was a Girl Scout leader, an extraordinary cook and homemaker. She always had a smile and the ability to quickly become friends with young and old alike. She will be greatly missed by all her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased in death by her two daughters, Janeen Lee Mapes and Julie Anne Carpenter, her stepson Henry K. Yaggi III; her daughter-in-law, Margie Weeks Peck; and her past husbands, Dr. Henry Klar Yaggi and Mr. John Edwin Peck.

Janet is survived by her son, John Martin Peck of Wilmington, NC and by her daughters Elsa Campbell and husband Warren of Stoutsville, Ohio and Marsha Drosos and husband George of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Jane O’Brien and husband Ron of Islamorada, Florida. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren: Jessica Shepard and husband John, Erika Everett and husband James, Brian Miller and wife Jessica, all of San Francisco, California, Christina Norvell and husband Jackson, Michelle Savard and husband John both of Wilmington, NC, Heather Pike and husband Dennis of Carrboro, NC. She is survived by her four great granddaughters: Waverly Margie Pike, Sylvie Camellia Pike, Virginia Grey Norvell and Ella Rae Everett.

A celebration of Janet’s life will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Wrightsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Bauman and Mr. Jackson Norvell officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. An interment will be held at Sunset Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio at a later date.

The family would to thank all of her healthcare providers and very special friends both in Wilmington and Columbus and her kind neighbors in Ashley Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Broadway United Methodist Church Building Fund, 48 East North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214. 614-268-8626. Note as Yaggi Memorial

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  • November 16, 2014
    Doug Bevell says:
    John, Very sorry about the death of your Mom. I am glad I had the chance to meet her. May the faith you have get you through this very hard time.

  • November 17, 2014
    Mrs. R. Faust and Family says:
    Losing a loved one is the most painful experience we could ever have. My heart goes out to the family. May you find comfort in your cherished memories, and in knowing that God is close to the broken heart. (Psalms 34:18). Our sincere sympathy to all of you.

  • November 17, 2014
    Fran Rudolph says:
    Our deepest sympathies during this time of loss. May the wonderful memories of your dear YaYa give you peace. Love, Chris and Fran

  • November 18, 2014
    Chuck White says:
    Elsa: We am so sorry to read of your mother’s death. Based on what we read in her obituary she must have been a remarkable woman. Please know that you have our deepest sympathy and that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family to help sustain you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Chuck & Bernice White

  • November 19, 2014
    Linda Prushing Nicholson says:
    Words can't describe how sad I am to read of Mrs. Yaggi's/ Janet's death. What a wonderful,kind person! Schreyer Pl. was a special place in our lives as neighbors sharing love for one another during good times & bad. I pray she's reunited with Henry,my parents, Janeen,Julie, Margie & others to continue happy times. Please let me know when the internment is held in Columbus~(614)766-0085 or 5420 Dinglebay Ct. Dublin,OH 43017. Love, Linda