Janet Ruth DiEnna

Janet Ruth DiEnna


Janet Ruth DiEnna (Nee: Zeh) was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on August 13th 1953 to Robert and Margaret Zeh.  She grew up with her sister and brothers in Aston and Gradyville, Pa. Janet graduated with a degree in food and restaurant management from New York University in 1974. She attended culinary school on a scholarship in Leeds, England.  She met Al DiEnna while working at Holiday Inn in Media, Pa. in 1972 and later married in 1973. Janet loved vacationing at the beach in Cape May, NJ, visiting lighthouses, and creative writing. She was passionate about teaching children’s Sunday school, cake decorating, sewing, and creating floral arrangements. Janet especially enjoyed teaching her granddaughter Brooke how to make princess doll cakes. She won awards for public speaking as a Distinguished Toastmaster. She served as an officer for several years in Heartland Republican Women. Janet’s main ministry was caring for people and sharing God’s Word. She would send cards, letters, scriptures, gentle words of encouragement and gifts to children and adults across the country. She was cherished and loved by all who knew her. Her favorite Psalm was 91. Janet’s kindred spirit, warm smile, gentle voice and prayers will be greatly missed by all. Janet is survived by her husband Al, son David, daughter Christine, sister, Marge, brother Don, daughter- in- law Katina, son-in-law Daniel, granddaughter Brooke and many nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held Wednesday May 19th from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 5-7, and on Thursday the 20th from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Janet’s life will be Friday, May 21, 2021 at Revive Church in Edmond at 11:00 a.m. The Family would like to invite everyone to a meal following the service.

3 thoughts on “Janet Ruth DiEnna”

  1. Pollyanne and Albert Hawkes

    I got to know Janet through Heartland Republican women and grew to love her and Albert from then on. We joked that we both had “Alberts” and we were honored to be invited to Christines wedding.
    Janet brought a balloon into OKGOP hq where I was volunteering right before Valentine’s Day. It was a red heart. That dang thing flew high in the air until 10 days ago. When I spoke to her for what would be the last time, we joked about that dang balloon. She sent me a postcard from them both a week before she had surgery and I cherish that.
    Albert and my hearts are broken and we think of Albert, Christine, David and her beloved granddaughter with love and best wishes. I wish you had more time with her – she loved you all so much and looked so forward to enjoying her retirement.

  2. Bryan DiEnna

    Janet was a beautiful soul. Although we were miles away anytime we spoke you could hear her smile. She will be greatly missed prayers go out to my cousin Albert, Christine, David and to all of Janet’s extended family.

  3. Claudine Holman

    To the family of Janet DiEnna: Please accept my sincere condolences. I just learned of Janet’s death today. I am shocked and deeply saddened. Janet and I worked at Kerr-McGee Corporation, and we were both members of the Toastmasters Club at Kerr-McGee for many years. Janet and I continued our friendship after our employment at Kerr-McGee. She provided me with daily words of spiritual inspiration during a a period when I suffered a terrible unexpected loss in 2010. Janet reflected a gentle spirit and sense of peace that radiated from within her to all who came in contact with her. May she rest in peace. And may God grant you the grace and peace during this most difficult time.

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