January 21, 2010

(9/14/1935 - 1/15/2010)

Janet G. “Jan” Druck, age 74, of Wyaconda, MO, died peacefully on Friday, January 15, 2010, in the Scotland Co. Care Center in Memphis, MO, following a courageous struggle with cancer.

Jan was born September 14, 1935, in Galesburg, IL, a daughter of Cecil Knox and Helen Virginia Mears Melton.

She was previously married to Clair Stivers and they were the parents of Donald, Dianna, Debbie, Sandra, and Lori. On September 29, 1990, she married William “Bill” Druck.

She is survived by her husband, Bill, of Wyaconda, MO; one son, Donald Stivers of Macomb, IL; three daughters: Dianna Finn and her husband, Ray, of Macomb, IL, and Debbie Bridges and Lori Jones, both of Canton, IL; three step-sons: William Druck, Jr. of Ocala, FL, Harold “Danny” Druck of Huntley, IL, and Collin Druck of Sycamore, IL; eight grandchildren; ten step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one brother, Merrill Melton of Shreveport, LA; two sisters, Marsha Hogan and her husband, Ron, of Avon, IL and Karen Kidwell and her husband, Jim, of Yukon, MO; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sandra; and a brother, Frank, in infancy.

Janet lived most of her life in Illinois. She was a prior employee of the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb and retired from the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis. Jan was very gifted at crafts and an amazing seamstress. She created her own ideas, her own patterns, and could make anything. In earlier years, she loved to square dance and had belonged to three different square dance clubs. She enjoyed nature, taking care of flowers, camping, and sightseeing around the countryside. Her love encompassed her entire extended family and was an example to all of them. She was a blessing to all that knew her.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Ernest Deatrick officiating. Special music was recordings “On the Wings of a Dove”, “Remember When”, “My Infinite Love” and “Amazing Grace.” Inurnment will be at a later date in the New Woodville Cemetery.

Memorials were suggested to Hospice of Northeast Missouri at Kirksville or the Scotland County Care Center.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.time formemory.com/wilsonfh.

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