Janet “Jan” Niemeier, left us peacefully on January 4, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. She was tired and ready to be with the angels. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deidrie and Joseph Cornwall, her grandson and his wife, Gary Joseph and Danielle Cornwall and her great-granddaughter Claire. Other surviving grandchildren are Joshua, Aaron and Hannah Phillips. Jan was the center of another family, her recovery community. For thirty-five years she was a constant friend, mentor, and example to hundreds people in recovery. By her life, she defined humility and service. Anyone who ever saw her smile, received a hug, or a reminder knew they were loved. To say that she will be missed is understatement. But her legacy will be carried on by all those lives she touched, “to be an instrument of Thy Peace.” Jan loved dogs and cats. She owned a very personalized pet sitting business. Whether the pets came to her or she went to them, her clients and their owners knew that loved them and they loved her. Donations in Jan’s name to organizations supporting pet rescue like Gainesville Pet Rescue, Helping Hands Pet Rescue, Alachua County Humane Society and many others are welcome. A memorial service for Jan will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 3 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church sanctuary 1521 NW 34th Street Gainesville, FL. All are welcome.