Obituary: Janet Hames Scoundrel – Portland Press Herald –

12January 2021

Janet Hames Crook KENNEBUNK– Janet Hames Scoundrel, 83, of Kennebunk, Jan. 9, 2021, from COVID-19 problems at SMHC in Biddeford. Janet was born in Boston on June 16, 1937 to John F and Sadie (McLeod) Hames. Janet, who wished to be a nurse given that she was 7, graduated from Dorchester (Mass.) High School, Massachusetts General Healthcare Facility School of Nursing and Saint Joseph’s College. Retired from pediatric and rehab nursing,, she had actually worked for Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Philadelphia Medical Facility, Norwood (Mass.) Healthcare Facility, Webber Medical Facility, Goodall Health Center, Morningstar (Occupational Nurse), Specialing, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Provider, Portland and Dover. She loved nursing, particularly dealing with kids.

Service-minded, she offered with Kennebunk Public Health, and was active with Sea Road Church in Kennebunk, specifically co-leading the high school youth group when her children were teens. After retiring she offered at the Root Cellar Ministry in Portland doing crafts for six years with children in the after school program.

She went on 2 mission trips, one with her other half Dave to Central Africa (Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi) and the other to the Dominican Republic. Janet and Dave were concerned about the bad and continued to be active with groups in Maine and Africa helping the poor, consisting of widows in Central Africa. Janet and Dave likewise delighted in spending 2 or three months of the winter in Arizona.

In retirement, she enjoyed her grandchildren and her numerous crafts. She took pleasure in knitting however enjoyed carpet hooking, making many carpets and participating in many rug hooking groups throughout the years, most just recently via Zoom. She collaborated the Cumberland Fair Carpet Hooking Demonstrators for several years.

She was predeceased by her hubby of 56 years, David, in 2018; and her son, Jonathan.

She is survived by child, Kimberly Criminal, daughter-in-law, Kathryn Scoundrel and her daughter, granddaughter Grace Scoundrel, all of Kennebunk; and son, Daniel Crook, his better half Suree, and their kid, grandson Tyler of Arundel.

Among her last desires was that the nurses who took care of her in her final week at SMHC be thanked for their outstanding care. They were with her when she died, for which her family is extremely grateful.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dennett, Craig & & Crown Funeral Home, 365 Main St, Saco.

Acknowledgements maybe be published to

Janet wanted memorial gifts to go to

COS Food Pantry of

Kennebunk (Church Outreach Services)

P.O. Box 1175,

Kennebunk, ME 04043

( 207) 604-0445 or

Sea Roadway Church Youth Ministry

P.O. Box 236

Kennebunk, ME 04043

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