Julie Jean Janesko

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Julie J. Janesko, 71, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Julie was the daughter of Matthew and Catherine Holek and was the youngest of six children. She graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1967, and had a rewarding career of 32 years at Trans World Airlines. Julie married her high school sweetheart, Robert (Bob), and had two children, Sarah and Lisa.

Julie enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved a good ball game, her favorite tv shows, and perfecting a signature meal. She was particularly fond of her flowers and the birds that often visited her feeders. Most importantly, she cared for those close to her, always willing to lend a helping hand, offer advice, and hunt for the best deal. Her fondest memory was being a grandmother to her adored grandsons.

Julie is survived by her husband and partner in life Robert Janesko, her daughters Lisa (Jeffrey) Wiedemann and Sarah (Anthony) Orel, and her beloved grandchildren Andrew and Benjamin Wiedemann. 

Her family wishes to thank the clinicians that provided the utmost care for her, her siblings, family, close friends, and neighbors who brought her joy and comfort during this time. We thank you and are forever grateful.


There will be a celebration of life mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee, KS on Friday, November 20th at 10:00 AM. Private mausoleum entombment will occur at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City, KS.

Memorial Contributions

 In lieu of flowers or contributions, we ask that you hold on tight to your memories for comfort, remember to spend those extra moments with the ones that you love, and take time to enjoy life and all that it offers.  



  1. Beth Fritz on November 18, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Bob, you and Julie were so kind to our mother Betty. She treasured the friendship you gave to her. Julie always had a beautiful smile and checked in with mom almost daily. Keep all the wonderful memories dear to your heart.

  2. Della Robinson Hockett on November 9, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    I extend sincere sympathy at the loss of your loved one, Julie. I knew her and her sister Joanne from TWA and as Don Taylor’s uncle. I pray that the fond memories that were created by her infectious smile and the joy she brought to your families will make your grief easier to bear. God bless and strengthen you until you meet again.

  3. Alan W York on November 9, 2020 at 11:04 am

    My mother, Maxiene York, worked with Julie at TWA. They worked together in shipping/receiving at the Overhaul Base. Julie then moved to KCAC, eventually working in Passenger Refunds. My mother ended up at KCAC in the Telemail Department. As a young kid, I always had a crush on Julie, her personality was so magnetic. I remember as though it was yesterday! I remember talking with Julie when my mother died; talking about old times. For sure, Julie made a big influence on my young life. She was a super person to my mother. I wish her family great comfort dealing with their loss. May Julie enjoy her never-ending flight to heaven on one of those great TWA 747’s!

  4. john jennings on November 9, 2020 at 10:04 am

    bob and family….hang on to the many memories of julie…..rest in peace julie,,,john jennings twa

  5. Colleen Kahn on November 9, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I am a better person for knowing her and seeing her positivity, strength, courage, and kindness. Julie was never without a smile at clinic despite what she was going through. I will truly miss her and pray for your family with this great loss.
    Sincerely, Colleen Kahn

  6. Kathy Stimac on November 9, 2020 at 8:30 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Julie was a lot of fun and a wonderful person.

  7. Dave Erickson on November 8, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Bob, sorry to learn of your loss. Remember the good times, always. Dave Erickson.

  8. Roberta Hearn on November 8, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Her laugh- my how I will miss that laugh. Her friendship and generosity can’t be replaced. She leaves a huge void in the lives of family and friends who will miss her.❤️

  9. Beth Hartwell on November 5, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Julie at the clinic. We talked about gardening, our love of flowers and she always had a smile for me!! Julie was a wonderful lady, had a great sense of humor and a sharp wit!! she will be missed by everyone here at the clinic, She asked me about my children, and even as her journey was getting more difficult, she remained positive , and greeted me by name. Please know that my prayers are with your entire family , and I will miss her!! Love Beth Hartwell

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