Janet Cherry

Janet Allen Cherry

Saturday, April 28th, 1934 - Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Janet Allen Cherry, 86, of Arlington, Texas, passed away January 16, 2021, a mere sixteen days after the death of her husband of over 63 years, R. Kent Cherry.

Janet was born April 28, 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas to Isaac Fletcher Allen and Minnie Lee Allen together with her identical twin sister, Joyce. In her early years, the family lived in Dallas and later moved to Grand Prairie. She and her twin sister were Grand Prairie Gopher cheerleaders. After graduating from high school in 1952, she attended Arlington State College and The University of North Texas, where she earned a degree in education. She later taught second grade.

She married R. Kent Cherry of Arlington in 1957, and they had three children, seven grandchildren and six (number 7 on the way) great grandchildren. She became a real estate agent with The Connection in 1980 and later got her broker’s license. She also worked for Henry S. Miller where she partnered with Mary Perry. Together they moved to RE/MAX Pinnacle Group Cathy Shaffer Team.

Janet was predeceased by her husband R. Kent Cherry, her parents, two sisters, brother Charles Allen, and her grandson Brennan. She is survived by her twin sister, Joyce Hambrick of Casper Wyoming; three children, Karen (Brad) Cox, Kurt Cherry and Kathy Atkinson; her grandchildren, Chelsea (Ben) Allen, Cameron (Ryan) Hughes, Reagan Atkinson, Rush (Megan) Atkinson, Hayley Cox, and Carley Cherry; her great grandchildren, Brooks, Emma and Parker Allen, Kate and Kent Hughes and Bowen Atkinson; and nine nephews, their children and grandchildren.

Gifts in Janet’s memory may be made to First United Methodist Church, 313 N. Center Street, Arlington, TX 76011-7593.

Janet and Kent’s remains will be buried in a private ceremony at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wade Family Funeral Home.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, Texas 75211
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Love, Kelly Whiteside & Jeff Pollard

Posted at 01:30am
Your parents made such an impact on so many of us. We hope you are comforted by how loved they were as we send you prayers for peace and comfort.

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Judy and Mike Malone

Posted at 06:26pm
Our deepest sympathies. We are keeping your family in our thoughts.

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Jerri Logan

Posted at 01:59pm
Karen, Brad & Family - To experience the loss of both parents in such a short period of time must be so difficult. We are so very sorry for your loss. When I looked up the obituary, I immediately knew which one was your mother, Karen, because you look a lot like her: beautiful. It must have brought so much joy to your parents to see the success you achieved in your career and in life. Praying for peace beyond understanding during this difficult time. May their memories be a blessing. With love - Mike & Jerri Logan

The Shawver family

Posted at 06:00pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Cathy Bontley Brown

Posted at 03:53pm
To the Cherry family,
I really don't know how to even start. What a double blow for your family. My son Matt played for the Colts when Dr. Cherry was the team doctor ('93 and '94 teams). My dad (Paul Bontley) thought Kent was one of the really great young doctors to practice in Arlington. Dad's clinic opened the year Kent graduated from AHS. My mom Zora was in organizations with Janet and just loved her. I met her several times and I can see why. She was charming and so cute! I even forgive her for being a GP Gopher!
May you all feel the everlasting arms surrounding you at this difficult time. Cathy Bontley Brown, AHS '63

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