Janet Beverly (Lewis) Hoak, 65, of Stella, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Lincoln after becoming unexpectdly ill. She was born one of five children of Gerald and JoAnn (Gillican) Hoak, on June 10, 1950 in Brunswick, GA.
She attended school in Brunswick, graduating from Glenn Academy. On Jan. 6, 1972, Janet was married to Gary Hoak in Brunswick. They made their first home there, before moving to Stella. The couple was blessed with two sons, Steven and Michael.
Janet worked for a time as a nurses’ aide, but her focus was always on raising her sons and running the household. Even as a grandmother later in life, she loved to care for the grandkids.
In her younger years, Janet enjoyed camping and fishing with her husband and children. She liked to spend time sewing and reading, and loved to play bingo. Her favorite pastime was being with her grandkids.
Janet is survived by her husband Gary of Stella; sons, Steven (Jina) Hoak of Adams; Michael (Cady) Hoak of Brock; grandchildren Steven Randall, Jr., Jerica, Lauren, Jordan, Abby, and Karrington; siblings Linda, Lisa, Jerry, and Cheryl; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn, with Rev. Ken Miller officiating.