Janet Louise (Plummer) Day, 51, of Connersville went home to be with our Lord on Friday, April 8, 2022 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by loving family and friends.
Janet was born June 11, 1970 in Connersville to Larry and Susan Plummer, the second of three daughters. Growing up, Janet was a proud member of the Girl Scouts. Along with her family, she attended and was a member of Grandview Church of Christ in Connersville where she was actively involved with the Youth Group. While at an annual visit to Mahoning Valley Church Camp at age 11, Janet accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and began her faithful Christian walk and service.
Janet attended Fayette Central, Maplewood, Grandview Elementary, and Connersville Junior High schools. She was a 1988 Graduate of Connersville High School where she was a member of DECA and Spanish Club. Her first part-time job while in High School through college was at JCPenney in Connersville.
After graduation, Janet attended Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications. After moving back to Indiana in 2008, Janet pursued her true passion: teaching. She received her degree in Education from IU East in 2011. While studying for her degree, she substitute taught at several elementary schools in the Connersville and Richmond areas. Janet was a full-time teacher for nine years; the last six years as part of the Richmond Community School Corporation at Charles Elementary School as a 2nd grade teacher. Janet truly loved her students and took great care in their education and maintaining relationship with them long after they were in her class.
On July 7, 2012, Janet married James Day at Cambridge City Christian Church. Through their nearly 13-year relationship, they shared a love and life of wonderful memories and moments with not only each other, but also with their many family and friends. As Janet’s cancer diagnosis was more severe, she asked James to share the following words with everyone after her passing:
“If you are reading this now, it is because I was promoted to Heaven after fighting a long battle with cancer. I want to be remembered by you as a woman of faith. My Lord loves me and chose me. He pursued me all my days. He sustained and blessed me. I am finally with Him. Please as I come to your minds in the next days, remember me in laughter, stories, and smiles. If you can only remember me in tears, don’t remember me at all. One last thing a cherished friend shared with me: Remember to always hold onto your fork at the end of the meal because something even better is still coming your way.”
Janet is survived by her husband James Day, her sons Derrick S. Davis II and Coleman S. M. Davis; her bonus daughters, Haley N. Day and Lindsey M. Day; her parents Larry & Susan Plummer; her sister, Tammy Savoy and husband Chad Worl; her brothers-in-law, Dan Lane and wife Darla, Tim Day and wife Karen, and Doug Day and wife Marsha; in-laws, Charles and Ellen Day; aunts and uncles, Jerry and Sherry Plummer, Terry and Shirley Jefferies, Jim and Dianne Jefferies, and Mike and Melissa Jefferies, and Doris Kidd. She is also survived by nieces, Tori and Taylor Savoy, Claire Presson and husband Dylan, and Lilly Lane; cousins, Le Loos and husband Andy, Julie Madden and David, Jeremy Plummer and wife Kate, and Doug Jefferies and wife Chrissy; and many more extended family and great friends.
Janet was preceded in death by her older sister, Christina L. (Plummer) Lane; her paternal grandparents, Grover & Louise Jefferies; an aunt, Patty Jefferies; and maternal grandmother, Dorothy Green.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Good Friday, April 15th at 11am at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home in Connersville. Reverend Fuzzy Lake, Pastor John Reynolds, and Pastor Bill Lowry will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City, Indiana. Family and Friends may come for visitation on Thursday, April 14th from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the future success of Derrick Davis II or to the Fayette County Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.