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Service Date: October 8, 2019

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Janet Marie Martin Kurz, 72, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born in Lakewood, NJ on October 16, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Roland H. Martin and Mary Teresa Britting Martin. In addition to her parents Janet was preceded in death by her son, Jacob “Jake” S. Kurz. Janet was a member of Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandkids. She also enjoyed knitting and fellowship within her church. She was a member of the VFW and ELKs in previous years.

Janet is survived by her two children, Karl R. Kurz and wife, Jaclyn, and Tia M. Anderson; five grandchildren, Tiffany M. Gladfelter and husband, Dustin, Kimberly A. Kurz, Rebecca L. McArdle, Jacob R. Anderson, Mackenzie M. Kurz; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa M. Gladfelter, Lily J. Gladfelter, Connor L. Robertson, Ryleigh A. Robertson; brother, Roland “Skip” H. Martin, Jr. Also surviving is her four legged companion CoCo and many other family and friends.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Janet’s memory please consider the Bedford Humane Society, 829 Ole Turnpike Dr, Bedford, VA 24523

A memorial service and celebration of Janet’s life will be conducted at 11:00 am on, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Smith. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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