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Janet Lois Costello


1933 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Janet Lois Costello Obituary
JANET COSTELLO Janet Lois Costello was born July 11, 1933, in Cosmos, Minn., and passed away Sept. 10, 2013, in Las Vegas. Jan Costello passed peacefully with her two children at her side. She died just as she lived, with dignity and grace. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, and from the University of Minnesota with a BA degree in music. She was a gifted pianist and organist. Jan lived and worked in Germany and did extensive travelling all over the world. She was the first female teacher at the all boys Shattuck School in Faribault, Minn. She also starred as Dolly in "Hello, Dolly!" in Rochester, Minn. She moved to Las Vegas in the late-1980's. It was in Las Vegas that she held her favorite job as a substitute teacher at the Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts. Jan lived her life to the fullest. She dearly loved politics, travel, music, and her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Jeffrey and Billy. She is survived by her children, Jon Furlow (Brenda) from Madison, Wis., and Mary Lyman (Tim) from Algonquin, Ill.; her five grandchildren, Matthew, Rachel, Colin, Erin and Delaney; and a brother, Gene Gregory. She was loved and cared for by her dear friend and caregiver, Gerry. She was also helped often by neighbors, Jose and Linda. A special thanks to Mike and Niru at Nathan Adelson Hospice for caring so compassionately for Jan. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her. Services are pending in Madison.
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