Janet  Olsen
Janet Helms Olsen of Apollo Beach, Fla., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 10:37 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Janet was born September 17, 1951, in Danville Ill. She graduated from Fountain Central High School (Veedersburg, Ind.) in 1969.
She went on to excel in nursing school and became an exceptional registered nurse until her retirement in 2018.
She married Michael Olsen of Danville on March 26,1999. He survives.
She also is survived by her children, Nikki Schaeffer of Orlando, Fla., Travis Schaeffer of Covington, Ind.; and Shannon Galey of Apollo Beach, Fla. She was a beloved Grandma to Erin, Keegan, Libby, Micah, Tanner and Carson; and great-grandmother to Jessa'lynn and Riyan. She also leaves behind her beloved sisters, Kathy Helms Steele of Riverview, Fla., and Tracy Helms Duncan of Apollo Beach, Fla.; brothers, Kevin (Lisa) Helms of Byron, Ill., David Helms of Indianapolis; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Janet had a passion for nursing. She was a great friend to so many. She loved the beach, Disney World, camping and traveling with her husband. She was an avid reader and loved her pets.
Most of all, she loved her family. She was known for her sassy sense of humor and her kind and compassionate spirit.
Published on October 1, 2019

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Deb Hagaman
Oct 08, 2019
I was privileged to know Janet through nursing for many years. She was always smiling and positive in her relationships with friends and patients. I helped to care for her in the hospital just weeks before she passed. Even then, she was thinking of others, not of her own illness. I pray for her and her family. Bless you all with love.
Oct 04, 2019
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Susie Lefton
Oct 03, 2019
Janet and I worked at Lakeview Hospital when she lived in Danville. She had goals that helped with patient care and fellow workers.
Enjoyed emails at times and she would tell of her flowers and her doggies. We both enjoyed the flowers so we had much to talk about.
Will miss her and will pray that the Lord will help Mike and family through the coming days.
Terrie Jefferson
Oct 03, 2019
Janet leaves an idelible mark on this earth. She was a source of strength for everyone. She could put a patient or a friend at ease with very few words and a caring touch. She was the kind of nurse we all aspire to be. For me personally, she was always there, no questions asked with a "can do" attitude. I will miss her dearly.
Paula Lindamood Kelly
Oct 02, 2019
I am so sorry for the family’s loss. I’m praying for your comfort and peace.
Danny Riley
Oct 02, 2019
Will always remember you Janet, the fun times thru Kingman grade school and growing up together in our neighborhood, all my condolences to your family.
MARY KING
Oct 02, 2019
So glad I knew you. You brought joy to everyone you touched.
Kerri Biddle Mitchell
Oct 02, 2019
We were classmates at Fountain Central and also friends. My prayers to her family.
Becky Hawkins
Oct 02, 2019
I knew Janet through our careers. She was always an advocate of patients, and we shared some “ craziness “ at work. Sending prayers up for all family. May God bless.
Debbie Browne
Oct 02, 2019
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Debbie Browne
Oct 02, 2019
She was one of the bright lights in my life. RIP
Mary Ann Hammons
Oct 02, 2019
Never met Janet but I can tell that she will be missed and loved by many. So sorry for your loss.
April Seitz
Oct 01, 2019
April Seitz
Oct 01, 2019
To my friend, my JJ, my 2nd momma, and my angel. You will be missed! Your kind heart, funny sense of humor and the love for me and so many others will leave a lasting impression. I love you Janet, I'm going to miss you my friend. Xoxo Rest in peace and no more pain! Fly high.. 🦋💞😘💜🙏🌷
Mayra Santa
Oct 01, 2019
Although i only met you once in person you have been in my life for more then 8 years thanks to shannon i appreciated all the medical advice to just checking on me when my husband was ill himself you was a beautiful soul and you will be greatly miss..😞😪❤
Mayra Santa
Oct 01, 2019
Although i only met you once in person you have been in my life for more then 8 years thanks to shannon i appreciated all the medical advice to just checking on me when my husband was ill himself you was a beautiful soul and you will be greatly miss..😞😪❤
Bill and Sandy Harrison
Oct 01, 2019
Great Neighbor and Friend when Travis and Nicky were Young playing with Our Sons DJ And Rodney!! We had great times!!! Rest In Peace Dear Friend! You will be missed!! Praying for the Family 🙏
Brian Lennox-Smith
Oct 01, 2019
Though I never knew you Janet, you gave lots of love, hope, and strength to those who were in need.
Carrie Renberg
Oct 01, 2019
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Dorothy graham
Oct 01, 2019
Sending my love and condolences to the family