Jeanette Helen Giesler

Jeanette Helen Ann (nee Corbett, Cowan) Giesler, 98, of Akron went peacefully home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2022.  Jeanette was born on March 23,1923 in Newstead, NY to the late Floyd and Florence (nee Hasfurter) Corbett. Late siblings include Evelyn Florence (Emerson) Sinsel; Floyd Karl Corbett Jr. (1918-1919); William Peter (Arlene) Corbett; Laverene Roy (Lorraine) Corbett; Irene Clara (Chester) Covel; James Arthur (Marilyn) Corbett; Lorraine Emma (Fred) Cowan, and Dorothy Margaret Virginia (Earl) Groves. She was a 1939 graduate of Akron High School.

She joins her first husband, Cecil Cowan (1945); son Richard (“Little Rick”) Giesler (1958); second husband, Richard Giesler (1983); step daughter Patricia (Allen) Thomas (2012); and great grandson Jackson Stuber (2012).

Over the years, Jeanette, was active in the First Baptist Church’s Women’s Missionary Society serving as treasurer; the Akron Fire Company Auxiliary (exempt member); she also enjoyed square dancing with Harris Squares; doing word searches; bowling; serving the Board of Elections at the polling places in Newstead; helping daughter, Laura, with the family history; baking her famous brownies, cheesecake, and banana bread (thus the nickname “Grandma Banana Bread”); and spending time with family. As a result of their work on the family history Jeanette joined The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

She is survived by her children William (Mary) Cowan; Thomas (Linda) Cowan; Linda (Robert) Johnson; Laura (George) Stuber; Vicki (Clifford) Galuski; and step daughter Dianna (Giesler) Frey. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.

A private viewing and service will be held for immediate family from 11:00AM – 12:00 PM on Monday, January 31, 2022 at the Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. Burial will follow at the Pioneer Cemetery on Hunts Corners Road, Akron, NY. The service will be virtual for family and friends and may be seen at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14227 in Jeanette’s name.

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