She was born January 27, 1947 in Boonville, Missouri, to James Robert “Bob” and Clara Marie Fischer Cline. She attended Jamestown Schools.
On June 8, 1963 she married Charles H. Howard who preceded her in death. Janet was a member of the First Baptist Church in Prairie Home. She and her husband lived in Cabool, Missouri, for many years where they attended Maness Baptist Church. She worked as a cook for the senior center in Cabool before she and her husband moved to Prairie Home.
She is survived by her sons, Charles H. Howard, Jr. of Gilliam, Missouri, and Jim (Stacy) Howard of Slater Missouri; her grandchildren, Chelsea Howard and James Howard, Jr. of Star City, Arkansas; step grandchildren, Terry Jenkins and Elizabeth Jenkins of Slater, Sherri Jenkins of Kansas City, Kansas, Ashely (Drew) Nold of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Jennifer (Justin) Canfield of Willow Springs, Missouri; her great-granddaughter, Charliegh Howard of Star City, Arkansas; and step greatgranddaughters, Sierra of Slater, Brianna of Salisbury, Missouri, Addie Jeschke and Olivia Nold of St. Joseph, and Rayne, Justice and Jade of Willow Springs; step great-grandsons, Dominic and Tyler of Slater; brothers, Gary (Kathy) Cline of Lupus, Missouri, and Audie (Helen) of Jefferson City, Missouri; sisters, Jewel (Benny) Harbour of Jamestown, Missouri, and Kathy (Gary) Case of California Missouri; brother-in-law, Gary Shields of California, Missouri, and sister-in-law Sharon Creekmur of Boonville, Missouri, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Delores Cline Ash, Nana Cline Shields and Roberta Cline Fricke.
Memorial services will be held September 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Methodist Hall in Prairie Home. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Prairie Home.