Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Janet C . Schaffner, 78, of rural Chillicothe, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Heritage Health Care in Chillicothe where she had resided since July 2012.

She was born on May 23, 1934, in Peoria to Henry and Mildred Clark Schaffner.

Surviving are three sisters, Jean Gauwitz of St. Joseph’s Home in Lacon, Norma McWilliams, of Peoria, and Marge Dell of Princeville; one brother, Verne “Bun” (Jean) Schaffner of Chillicothe; and one sister-in-law, Marianne Schaffner of Mt. Carroll.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Walter Schaffner and Richard Schaffner; one sister, Dorothy (Schaffner) Smith; four brother-in-laws, Robert Gauwitz, Don McWilliams, Robert Smith and Robert Dell; and one nephew, Marty Schaffner.

She graduated from Chillicothe Township High School in 1952 and began her office career at J.D. Roszell Dairy in Peoria in 1953. Throughout the years, she continued working for Sealtest, National Dairy, and retired in 1993 from Kraft Foods Inc.

After retirement, she was the caretaker for her mother, who lived to be 100 years old, dying in 2003.

She was  a member of the Mossville Methodist Church.

Funeral services were Sunday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe where visitation preceded services. The Rev. Bob Herrath officiated. Burial was at LaSalle Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to the Mossville Methodist Church, 1015 E. Mossville Road, Peoria, IL 61615 or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 4722 N. Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61614.

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