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Janet M. TUBBS

d. May 17, 2022

Janet M. TUBBS, 68, of Ulysses, PA, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 following at short, courageous battle with cancer.

Born September 9, 1953, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Merle L. “Mike” and Betty E. Colbath Johnston.  On October 12, 1968, in Sabinsville, she married Basil E. Tubbs, who survives.  A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she was employed by Laurelwood Inn in Coudersport, Galeton Production, Truck-Lite in Coudersport, and MedPlast in Westfield, retiring in 2013.  Janet was a longtime member of several engine show associations.  In addition to engine shows, she enjoyed camping and gambling.  In recent years, she and her husband wintered in Florida.

Surviving besides her husband, Basil, are: four children, Scott (Cheri) Tubbs of Coudersport, Cindy (Craig) Black of Ulysses, Mark (Tammy) Tubbs of Coudersport, and Debbie Tubbs of Coudersport; 13 grandchildren, Alicia Tubbs, Brittany Fessesden, Chantalle Tubbs, Jacob Tubbs, Jaycee Tubbs, Marissa Hess, Briana Black, Hannah Tubbs, Emma Tubbs, Derek Sheehy, Brandon Sheehy, Sierra Upshaw, and Kameron Lepold; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Johnston of Sabinsville; two sisters, Peggy Bell of Elkland and Barb Davis of Sabinsville; two sisters-in-law, Jean Johnston of Roulette and Brenda (John) Schweigart of Mills; brother-in-law, Duane (Donna) Smith of Galeton; many nieces and nephews; and her engine show family.  She was predeceased by a grandson she raised, Brenton M. Tubbs;  and two brothers, Merle L. Johnston, Jr. and Harold “Sonny” Johnston.

At Janet’s request, there will be no services.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 247, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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