Janet Marie Pulfrey, a woman of tremendous dedication to family and faith, who loved unconditionally and who never met a stranger, passed away early Monday morning, February 20, 2023, at her home in Mountain City, Texas at the age of 78 surrounded by her daughters.
Janet loved to share her faith with anyone she met. To her, Family and Faith shared the same space in her heart, which dictated her to love everyone she met, unconditionally. Friends and even strangers became like family after meeting and speaking with her. She loved to be around people and made everyone she spoke with feel as though they had a special bond with her. Janet would celebrate weddings, pregnancies and births of anyone as well as give comfort and support during times of struggle. Simply, Janet cared and listened. Janet celebrated her faith and taught her children early the importance of prayer. She loved to share the message of hope and never shied away from a deep conversation. To say she was a woman of deep conviction would be an understatement.
Janet was quite a character and loved to have fun and enjoyed life. She enjoyed shopping for clothes at Sam's Club with Dawn. She was competitive. Janet was a good card player and enjoyed playing games with her family and anyone she could wrangle to play Hand-and-Foot with her. Her competitiveness was renowned and loss was not in her vernacular. She wouldn't even lose at CandyLand to her grandchildren. Janet cherished every moment she had with her family and shared her favorite vises of Root beer floats, chocolate, and sweets with them. To Janet, her family was more than a blessing.
Janet was born Friday, August 4th, 1944, in Tuscola, Illinois to Betty Jane and Joseph Louis Kaufman. Upon graduating high school, Janet started business college but soon found herself caught up in love with a young man who just came out of the US Navy, Myron Lee Pulfrey, who soon became the love of her life and married on June 29th, 1963. Together they raised four amazing girls while navigating life's trials and tribulations. After several moves, they retired in Mountain City, Texas, where Janet and Myron enjoyed their retirement together, worked through health complications and loving their family until Myron passed on July 30th, 2021. His loss was devastating for her; but she never lost her faith or ability to love.
Janet is survived by her devoted daughters Jayne Kapaldo (John III), Lynda Pas (Kevin), Marianne Wensmann (Daniel) and Jennifer Warfel (Jason). Janet's dedication to family and steadfast faith will also be missed by her grandchildren John Kaleb Kapaldo IV, (Caitlan), Jacob Kapaldo, Michael Wensmann (Paris), Kristofor Pas (Emily), Ethan Myron Pulfrey, Analiese Wensmann, Elisabeth Wensmann and Isaac Wensmann. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren June and Dominik Kapaldo; Piper, Presley and Casen Wensmann and by her devoted siblings; Joe, Judy (Hanks), Jerry and Jeff Kaufman as well as many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Janet is preceded in death by her husband, Myron; her parents, Joe and Betty and brothers John and Jim.
Please join us in celebrating Janet's amazing life starting with a time of visitation on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a Rosary and eulogies beginning at 7:00 pm at Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby, Kyle Texas. We will celebrate Janet's funeral Mass at 10:00 am, on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, at Saint Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church, 801 Burleson St, Kyle, TX. Graveside services will be held at a later time at Kyle Cemetery in Kyle, TX.