Janelle D’Ann Strait
Janelle D’Ann Strait, 61 years old, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma while surrounded by her family. Janelle was born on May 30, 1961, in Edmond, Oklahoma to Gary Dale Seaton and Reta Beth Seaton.
Janelle was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, and she lived to take care of her children and her mom.
She was survived by her husband Matthew Wayne Strait of Edmond, Oklahoma, children; Mary Beth Strait, Matthew Wayne Strait, JR and wife, Hope, Mark David Strait, Marci D’Ann Strait, brothers; Lloyd Dale Seaton and wife, Charity, Roger Wayne Seaton and wife, Karen, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Janelle grew up in Oklahoma City until 1970, when the family moved to Edmond. She graduated from Edmond High School in 1979. She graduated from SNU in 1985. While in college she was a member of the gospel team and help direct singing. She also played piano at a church in the Midwest City – Del City area. In 1986 she taught school at SNU School for Children. In 1991, she felt like God wanted her to go back to Waterloo Nazarene Church where she went to church when she was growing up. She met Matt Strait there and they became engaged in November 1991 and got married on May 23, 1992. Matt and Janelle started attending Crown Heights Nazarene Church with Matt becoming the music director and youth director. Mary Beth was born in 1994, Matthew Jr in 1996, Mark David in 1999 and Marci in 2003. In 2003, they left Crown Heights and helped up at the Nazarene church in Guthrie. In 2004, they began to attend Waterloo Nazarene Church. Janelle loved her children and became very involved at their schools as they grew. In 2012 they felt like God wanted them to start attending Fairview Baptist Church.
Janelle loved music and would sing in the choir, sing specials with or without Matt at church and helped direct the small choir at Crown Heights Nazarene. She would play piano at whatever church she attended if they needed the help. She also loved working with the children wherever she went to church.
Memorial contributions to be made to the charity of donor’s choice
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Matthews Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2023 at Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, OK.