June 29, 1950 - August 5, 2015
Mattoon, IL – Janet L. Edwards, age 65, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 10:00 p.m., August 5, 2015, at her residence. The funeral service in her honor will begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 10th, 2015, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL, 61938. Reverend Dennis Strawn will officiate. Interment will follow in Zoar Cemetery, rural Mattoon, IL. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday afternoon, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The daughter of the Harold E., Sr. and Thelma Evelyn (Janes) Jones, Janet was born June 29th, 1950, in Mattoon, IL. She is survived by two daughters: Kelly Rieck and husband Mike of Mattoon, IL, and Cindy Seiler and husband Mike of Effingham, IL; one brother, Harold E. Jones, Jr., and wife Darcey of Dyersburg, TN; two sisters: Linda Wilhelm and husband Dennis, Sr. of Decatur, IL, and Carol Mack of Bloomington, IL; and four grandchildren: A.J. and Blake Roley of Mattoon, IL, and Timothy and Bradley Seiler of Effingham, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Edwards was retired from General Electric and currently employed by Walgreen’s in Mattoon. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mattoon, IL. Other memberships included Women of the Moose, Eagles Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, and ABWA Pegtown Chapter. Janet enjoyed many hobbies including flower and vegetable gardening, making arts and crafts, attending arts and crafts festivals, and playing BINGO; nevertheless her greatest joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren. Memorials in her honor may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org, or to the family for the grandchildren’s education fund. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with her family.
Mattoon, IL – Janet L. Edwards, age 65, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 10:00 p.m., August 5, 2015, at her residence. The funeral service in her honor will begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 10th, 2015, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home,... View Obituary & Service Information
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