Janis Winchell

SOUTH WILMINGTON—Janis Jean Winchell (nee Lardi), 80, of South Wilmington, IL passed away Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 at Heritage Health in Dwight, IL.  
Janis was born April 29, 1937 in South Wilmington to Joseph B. and Phoebe Ann (nee McNulty) Lardi.  She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington.  
Janis retired from Fox Development Center in Dwight after twenty years of employment and was the past president of AFL-CIO.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and crafting.  
Surviving are her five children: Tommi Ann (Robert) Sorensen of Eustace, TX, Terri S. (James R.) Schultz of Gardner, IL, Joseph R. (Cindy) Winchell of South Wilmington, Traci (Dale) Tyler of Braceville, IL, and Daniel J. (Lynnette) Winchell of Venice, FL; eight grandchildren: Phebe (Darryl) Perino, Jimmy D. (Terry) Schultz, Joey (Kristie Panian) Schultz, Roxanne (Matt Anderson) Schultz-Grant, Jeff Winchell, Jason Winchell, Patrick (Megan) Winchell, and Kevin Winchell; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, JoAnn (Ronald) Barron of Stevenson, MI and Jacqueline Joyce of South Wilmington; sister-in-law, Patricia Lardi of Largo, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.  
Preceding her in death were her parents; infant grandson, Daniel Joseph Winchell; brother, Joe Lardi; and an infant brother and sister.  
Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, IL, Friday, March 2, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Cremation rites will be accorded following visitation.  
Private inurnment will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.  
For more information and to sign her online guestbook log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com or find their Facebook at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.
Services and cremation rites have been made under the direction of R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood.