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Janet Ansinelli

HERRIN — Janet Faye Ansinelli, age 75, of Herrin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Janet was born in Herrin on May 26, 1943, to Roy and Thelma (O’Brien) Lavender. She went on to marry John Ansinelli on June 15, 1960, and together they have shared 58 wonderful years of marriage.

Janet and her husband were co-owners of Red Top Liquor in Herrin, where together they enjoyed visiting with their loyal customers. She enjoyed spending time with all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. After retirement they enjoyed many afternoons taking long drives in their convertible.

Janet is survived by her husband, John Ansinelli of Herrin; three daughters, Deborah (Tony) Patton of Perryville, Maryland, Kathy (Mark) Gibson of Herrin, Valarie (Joe) Fountain of Milton, Florida; grandchildren, Sam English, Toni Kemmerer, Chris Patton, Kailee Maciulla, Kassie Hughes, Nicholas, Trenton, and John Ladd, Jacob Gibson, Alexa and Grace Fountain; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy and Sharon Lavender of Energy, Jim Lavender of Carbondale; sister, Pam Neathery; sister-in-law, Betty Lavender of Energy; brother-in-law, Rusty and Carol Ansinelli of Herrin; sister-in-law, Nancy and Billy Woodhouse of Herrin; and sister-in-law, Vivian Ansinelli of Carterville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving daughter, Toni Renee Ladd; brother, Dennis Lavender; and brother-in-law, Joe Ansinelli.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin, with the Rev. Jason McKinnies officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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