She was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Ellington, Mo., to Dallas and Hazel Decker Smith Scott.
Janet enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she loved playing Bingo.
Survivors include her mother, Hazel Smith of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Joey Chatman (Cheryl) of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and James Chatman of Denver; companion, Gene Strop of Cape Girardeau; brother-in-law, Al Salvatore of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Brenda Scott of Cape Girardeau and Sharon Mullen (Jim) of Waynesboro, Va.; two grandchildren, Jake Chatman and Heather Elsworth, both of Poplar Bluff; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Dewayne Scott; and a sister, Carolyn Macom.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.