CHILLICOTHE - Orva Jane Mullen “Janie” Bouton, formerly of Chillicothe, IL, passed away 3 weeks before her 94th birthday in Carbondale, IL on 10/16/2020. Until age 90, Janie lived 2 blocks from the house that she was born in to Martha (McPhail) Mullen and Orville Mullen on November 4th, 1926.
Janie was an Executive Secretary at Illinois Mutual Life & Casualty Insurance Company for over 32 years. She worked as a volunteer at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, IL for 25 years and the Public Library and served on numerous boards and church committees at United Methodist Church of Chillicothe, IL. Janie maintained lifelong friendships with classmates and neighbors and was known as a classy lady.
In 2017, Janie moved to Southern Illinois to be near her 5 generations of family. Her daughters, Rene Cook and Deborah Bouton; her granddaughter, Dawn Ticer; her 2 great-granddaughters, Jessa Crabtree and Kaylee Crabtree; and her 3 great-great-grandchildren, Jacie Taylor, Kya Sowell and Layton Bankhead.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Published on February 23, 2021