Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home

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Janet "Jan" L. Thomas

September 20, 1946July 14, 2020

Janet L. Thomas, 73, of Dunlap passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on September 20, 1946 in Peoria, IL. Her parents, Leslie and Beverly (Shute) Adams preceded her in death along with one brother, Gary Wood; nephew, Robert Wood; and niece Heather Wood.

Jan married Joseph Thomas in August of 1971. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Leslie (Chuck) Branch of the St. Louis, MO area; one step-son, Rick Thomas of Peoria; one step-daughter, Pat (Joe) Peters of Normal; grandchildren, Joshua Branch, Brittany Allison, Kyle (Cat) Kusch, Ashley Kusch, Cory Branch, Brandon Allison, Matthew Branch, Austin Thomas and Aubrey Branch; one great-grandchild, Titus Branch; and one brother, Doug (Linda) Wood of Port Charlotte, FL.

Jan dedicated her life to raising her 3 children until they left the nest. She then had a very successful career at Coldwell Banker for 25 years. She was a respected member of the realtor community until her retirement. Jan didn’t stop being spectacular in retirement! She continued to be active with learning, Silver Sneakers, Weight Watchers, volunteer work at OSF and traveling. She was admired and loved by her family for her strength, determination, and fierce love. Above all, her grandchildren and her great grandson brought her extraordinary happiness.

Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

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  • A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Don Hartshorn

July 21, 2020

My sincere condolences on the loss of Jan. I enjoyed working with her on several varied real estate matters. She was always on top of things, knowledgeable and pleasant. She'll be missed.

Jan Mueller

July 20, 2020

Joe - my condolences to you on the loss of your dear wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Lisa Alcock

July 20, 2020

I initially met Jan (& Joe) over 30 years ago when I was a teen on vacation with my parents in Treasure Island, FL. She became one of my parents' closest and dearest friends. I always looked forward to seeing her whenever I saw my parents. Her laugh...I can still hear it in my mind and I will miss it. She was kind, funny and so easy to talk to and to be around. My heart goes out to Joe, Leslie her grandkids and her family & friends. She will be dearly missed.

Julie Luchtefeld

July 19, 2020

Dear Family,

I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Jan. I got to know her beautiful soul at Weight Watchers. She was an absolute joy to have at the meetings. She always had a kind word to say to help someone at the meeting, not to mention how she also made us all laugh with a joke. I was so shocked to read that God has called her home and I feel so blessed that I had the opportunity to know her. She was so special. Love and blessings to you all, Julie

Brittany Allison

July 19, 2020

I love you so much Grandma. I will miss you every single day. I'll miss our lunches together and random phone calls just to talk. You were simply the best and loved by so many. My heart is broken but I've got the best guardian angel now.

Barbara Alcock

July 18, 2020

Who knew that a chance introduction at a pool in Florida would lead to a 30+ year friendship. We have such great memories of our trips together & all our “ inside” jokes.
Joe-you will always be a family member to Jim & I. We loved her & will miss her every day for the rest of our lives.
Jim & Barbara Alcock

Roberta Schwandner

July 18, 2020

I have lost a good friend. Jan was so many things to many people, intelligent, kind, articulate and fun. She was a member of our book club and over the years we have had many laughs. My condolences to Joe, her children and grandchildren. I'm sure going to miss her. She was one of a kind.

Nancy Koch

July 17, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go to Joe, Leslie and family. It has been heartbreaking to lose my good friend of 30 years. Jan had a smile and a laugh that was so infectious. She was a dear, dear friend who will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful friend who was so caring and loving. She will be missed by many of us.