Janet "Janie" (Harclerode) Cessna

February 27, 1933 ~ December 28, 2019 (age 86)


Janet Cessna, RN (Janie) , 86, of Chambersburg  passed away December 28, 2019  at Laurel Lakes Nursing Home in Chambersburg. She was born on February 27, 1933  in Bedford  to John  and Janet  (Morgart)  Harclerode .

Janet is survived by her husband of 61 years, Cecil P Cessna  and  sons ,  John D Cessna (husband of Stephanie),  Paul W. Cessna,  Mark A Cessna (husband of Connie),  Luke A Cessna (husband of Rebecca) and Matthew B Cessna (husband of Linde.) She is also survived by siblings  Dorothy  Egolf, James  Harclerode  (husband of Bonnie), sister-in-law Connie Harclerode. and seven grandchildren; Rachel, Logan, Morgan, Cooper, Oren, Madison and Gracie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by  a brother Robert  Harclerode.

Janet, known as Skip by her family, was a faithful Christian teaching children's choir at St. Thomas Lutheran. In addition to her love for music and  her church, she loved spending time with family, was fond of horses and a passionate gardener. She started her nursing career at Bedford Memorial Hospital and retired as a nursing supervisor from Chambersburg Hospital.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, January 2nd from 6-8 PM at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in St. Thomas. The family will receive friends at St. Thomas Lutheran Church on Friday starting at 9:30 AM. The  Funeral services will be at 10 AM. with interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery . In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the church organ fund. . Online consultations may be made at







To send flowers to Janet's family, please visit our floral section.


January 2, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kelso Cornelius Funeral Home
725 Norland Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Funeral Service
January 3, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Thomas Lutheran Church
7061 Lincoln Way W.
St. Thomas, PA 17252

© 2020 Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS