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Janet Jones


Born: January 23, 1949 in Joliet, IL
Died: May 24, 2024 in Bradenton, FL

Janet Page Jones, 75, of Bradenton, FL, passed away suddenly on May 24, 2024 after a heart procedure. She was born on January 23, 1949, in Joliet, IL. Jan was a vibrant, loving mother, wife and friend. She lit up the room with her energy, laughter, and smile. She loved her children and grandchildren fiercely. She was known in her community for her welcoming presence and generous spirit.

Jan is survived by her loving husband of 25 years Dick Jones, daughters Sheri Reed (Rob) and Sue Roberts (Randy), step-sons Doug Jones and Wes Jones (Cindy) beloved nephew, Bill Krieger, grandchildren Josie, Carter & Delia Reed, Amanda & Megan Roberts, Jack, Grey & Easton Jones, and Lauren & Rachel Jones. She is predeceased by her parents Anna Keca and Ralph Page.

Jan attended Joliet Central High School, graduating in 1967. She had a long career in real estate, starting in sales and eventually taking a job as a secretary in the early 1980s at St. Paul Title in Joliet. Over her 30+ year career, she climbed the corporate ladder and eventually retired as Vice President at First American Title. She was a prominent member of the Joliet business community and loved her staff like family. She was well known for her legendary St. Patty's Day parties at the First American office on the corner of Chicago St. & Jefferson.

After her early retirement, Jan and Dick enjoyed travel, dancing, gardening, live music, happy hour, dark chocolate and visiting with friends in Florida. They frequently visited their children and grandchildren in addition to fun adventures, including national parks, a dude ranch, and exploring Italy. Dick and Jan also loved hosting their entire families on cruises to the Caribbean, and organizing group trips with friends.

Throughout her life, Jan weathered many storms, including breast cancer in her 30s and ovarian cancer in her 50s. Her toughness and resilience was seemingly endless, which made her sudden death all the more shocking. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Private services will be held in the near future in Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. Please enjoy a glass of wine in her honor when remembering her lively and loving spirit.