Janet Lynn Ashby, 69, of Mahomet was met by the arms of her Savior at 1:30 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at the Shiloh Cemetery, Mahomet. The visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Trinity Community Fellowship, 1300 W Clinton Ave, Farmer City, IL 61842. Masks are required. Owens Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Janet was born on December 7, 1950, to Ralph and Genevieve (Froman) Maier. She is survived by her husband, David Ashby of Mahomet, Illinois; 3 children, Mark (Kim) Ashby of Mahomet, IL, Michael (Tammy) Ashby, Mahomet, IL, and Melinda DelRossi (Steve Tondini), Savoy, IL; 10 Grandchildren, Nicholas DelRossi IV, Emily Ester, Keagon Ashby, Addison DelRossi, Cade Ashby, Camden Ashby, Kennedy Ashby, Carson Ashby, Parker Ashby, and Corbin Ashby. She is also survived by her nephews Chad McGee, Portland, Oregon and Matthew McGee (Susan) and their beautiful daughters Micah and Zoe of Phoenix, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Lyle and Mervin Maier, and one sister, Donna Leonard.
Janet grew up on the family farm in Thomasboro, IL. She graduated from Rantoul Township Highschool in 1969 and obtained her associates degree from Parkland College. She worked for the University of Illinois followed by 35 years as the comptroller at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District when she retired in 2014.
Janet was passionate about cooking, flowers, everything purple, and her grandchildren. She loved baking, playing board games, card games, and sports with her grandkids. She loved with every ounce of her being. She will be deeply missed, especially for her warm smile, loving spirit, and her quiet supportive wisdom. She was our everything, and a pillar of strength for each and every life she touched.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City.
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Trinity Community Fellowship
1300 W. Clinton Avenue, Farmer City IL 61842