Janet Williams

Janet Lee Williams (Evans)

Saturday, June 3rd, 1939 - Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
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Janet Lee Williams, age 81 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at River City Living Community surrounded by her family.

She was born on June 3, 1939 in Avon, Ill., the daughter of James and Phyllis (Emory) Evans. She was married on October 16, 1960 in Prairie City, Ill. to Robert “Bob” Williams who preceded her in death on July 18, 2010.

Janet was a 1957 graduate of B-PC High School in Bushnell, Ill. After graduation, she took college level courses at the University of Illinois for three years.

Janet began her banking career at Central Bank West as a teller, where she worked for 8 years. In July of 2004, Janet retired from her 14-year career at Exchange National Bank, now known as Hawthorn Bank. There, she worked as a teller and accounting assistant.

Janet was a partner of the Elite Advantage Club, and a volunteer at Capital Region Medical Center. Janet was also a part of SWANS – “Spunky Women Adjusting Nicely,” a local support group for widows.

Janet kept her mind sharp by reading books, completing puzzle books, and traveling to some of her favorite destinations. She loved music, and enjoyed playing the piano. She loved attending local plays and musicals with her friends. Janet made friends everywhere she went and loved meeting new people. She cherished time she spent with “the girls,” especially all of their outings and lunches. Those who loved her will miss her pragmatic approach to life’s obstacles, her outspoken but respectful nature, and her glass half full attitude.

Survivors include: one son, Stirling Evan Williams (wife, Katrina) of Fulton, Mo; one brother, Jim Evans (wife, Karen) of Concord, Nc; sister-in-law, Helen Evans of Holts Summit, Mo; uncle, Bob Emory of Prairie City, Ill; four nieces; five nephews; four great-nieces; two great-nephews; and one great-great niece.

Janet was preceded in death by her loving husband; her parents; step-father, Ed Whittier; sister, Anne Evans Pershing; and two brothers, Richard Evans and Kurt Evans.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The general public is welcome to attend the visitation while following social distancing guidelines.

Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Freeman Mortuary at 11:00 a.m.

A webcast of the funeral service will begin on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. for family and friends to view by going to the “photos and videos” tab on this page and scrolling down to the webcasting link. Friends may mail sympathy cards to the funeral home to be given to her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women’s Shelter, 435 East 3rd Street, Galesburg, Ill. 61401.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Freeman Mortuary
    915 Madison Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 11:00am
    Freeman Chapel
    915 Madison Street
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Tony Evans

Posted at 09:10pm
Aunt Janet was an awesome lady - great sense of humor and always a joy to talk to. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family.


Merlin and Michael Evans

Posted at 07:57pm
Thinking of all of you. I miss the times her and Aunt Anne would come to Bushnell and visit and we would meet at the Jeny Wren. She will be missed.
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