Janet McMahan

  • Born: August 23, 1935
  • Died: November 9, 2012
  • Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights Lane
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Tel. (501) 624-1244

Tribute & Message From The Family

Janet Louise Gray McMahan 77, of Hot Springs, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012. She was born August 23, 1935 to David Gray and Leah Patton Gray in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. She is predeceased by her husband, Rex V. McMahan, sister, Joan Lundquist, and her parents, David and Leah Gray.

Janet was a graduate of Hot Springs High School Class of 1953. She was a devoted member and involved in numerous activities at First Lutheran Church of Hot Springs. Janet also enjoyed her Bridge Club and was an ardent supporter of animal rights groups. Janet had been involved in the Miss Arkansas Pageants and served as Miss Hot Springs of 1953. Throughout her adult life she has worked for Data Keys and United Van Lines in Saginaw, Michigan and retired from JC Penney in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Gary C. McMahan of Arlington, Texas, daughter, Laura G. Darling of Hot Springs, Arkansas, niece, Leah Jane Miles of Winter Garden, Florida, sister-in- law, Clyda McMahan (Gary) Sexton of Hot Springs, brother-in-law, Jack W. (Flo) McMahan of Hot Springs, brother-in-law, Robert Lundquist of Santee, California, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends to numerous to mention.

Janet was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend and is already greatly missed by so many of us.

Memorials should be made to First Lutheran Church of Hot Springs, Levi Hospital, or to the Humane Society.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Janet's life will be held at First Lutheran Church on Monday November 19th at 1 p.m. A reception will follow the service.
Guest register at www.grossfuneralhome.com


Condolence & Memory Journal


Laura, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you.

Posted by Roxie Morphew - Hot Springs, AR - co-worker   November 19, 2012


Dear Gary and Laura

Janet was a very loving and special person. She welcomed us into her house over Christmas '09 and made our visit to Hot Springs memorable. It was not only her delicious cooking, but the care, love and effort she spent on seeming minute details that made her such a wonderful person. We wish we had spent more time with her. She will be remembered fondly and sorely missed. Please know that both of us are always there for both of you.

Alankrita and Kalyan

Posted by Alankrita - Arlington, TX   November 19, 2012

To The McMahan Family & Friends:
What can I say? Janet's an angel that was sent down here to earth. I've never felt so loved and welcomed by anybody. Janet never knew a stranger everyone was a friend to her. I'm very priviledged to have had the pleasure of knowing this beautiful person. I will miss her and my prayers and thoughts are with you. Love you Janet you are one special lady and one of a kind.

Posted by Mary Edwards - CO - Daughter's friend   November 19, 2012

Dear Family,
Just received word about Janet. I wish I could tell you of memories past. Somehow
at this time,I can't as tears blur my vision. We were friends since the 8th grade. She was always the most graceful person I ever met. Maybe due to her ballet training. Beautiful in all ways. Although, we didn't keep in touch so much these latter years, we always knew we were still best of friends. So sorry for your lost of both Rex and Janet. Hopefully ,I will be able to mail some memories to you later. Sincerely, Virginia Cook

Posted by Virginia Cook - Fort Worth, TX - Friend   November 17, 2012