Obituary of Janet L. Homewood
Janet L. Homewood, age 67 of Iowa City died suddenly at her home after a short illness Friday, December 9, 2022. A time for family and friends to gather to remember Janet will be held from 4 to 7 pm Monday, December 19, 2022, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service Iowa Hawkeye Attire encouraged. Private graveside services will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the City of Hope @ 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010, an organization that was important to Janet. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service Website @ www.gayandciha.com. Janet Lee Homewood was born June 23, 1955, in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of E. David and Barbara A. (Dean) Homewood. She attended Iowa City Schools, graduating from West High School in 1973. She then enrolled at the University of Iowa where she received her BA degree in Business and her MBA degree shortly thereafter. From there she began a long and successful career in business, first at Oral B in Iowa City, then at HON Industries of Muscatine where she was recently recognized for over 20 years of dedicated service in Workplace Furnishings Operations. She retired at the end of last month. Janet was also a Member of The Presidents Club of The University of Iowa. She loved the Iowa Hawkeyes, the University of Iowa which she supported as an Alumni, and her support of City of Hope and all the good it does for those needing its care. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Homewood; sister and her husband, Carol McCaughtry and Jim Matthews; brother and his wife, Mike and Julie Homewood; nieces and nephews, Nathan McCaughtry (Tammy), John McCaughtry (Lyn), Alice Meyer, Tom McCaughtry (Heather), Travis Homewood (Estrella), Mark Homewood, Alexa Homewood-Weldon (Patrick Weldon), Makensey Homewood, Corey Homewood (Michelle), Kelsey Laverdiere (Ryan), Kady Hall (Andrew), and Kylee Cutler (Noah); and 18 great-nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by her father, E. David Homewood, and brother. David C. Homewood.