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Leona Janssen

August 26, 1928 — August 21, 2018

Leona Janssen

Roanoke - Leona E. Janssen, 89, of Roanoke, passed away at 11:33 pm on Tuesday August 21, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on August 26, 1928 in Minonk, IL to Roy and Martha Saltzman Hartzler. She married Fallace L. Janssen on August 17, 1947 in Flanagan, IL. He passed away on May 22, 1998.

Surviving is one son, Gail (Kathi) Janssen of Goshen, IN; three daughters, Barbara (Ivan) Hilton of Queen Creek, AZ; Susan (Willis) Surratt of Roanoke; Tammy (Mike) Waterworth of Metamora; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one brother, Duane (Marcia) Hartzler of Minonk; and Brenda Cox of Washington, who was like a daughter to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and ten brothers.

A homemaker, Leona had also worked at Shrock's variety in Roanoke and the Roanoke IGA.

She was a member of the Metamora Mennonite Church where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held form 10-11 am prior to the services at the church. Burial will be at Hickory Point Cemetery in Metamora.

Memorial contributions may be made to Metamora Mennonite Church or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.


AUG 25. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Road
Metamora, IL 61548

Funeral Services

AUG 25. 11:00 AM (CST)

Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Road
Metamora, IL 61548

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