Janice L. Stanton
- Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2012 20:45
- Written by Administrator
Wyoming - Janice L. Stanton, 64, of Wyoming, Illinois, died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at her residence.
Janice L. LeMasters was born in Munich, Germany to Clifford and Doreen LeMasters. She was raised in Newport, Wales before moving to Peoria, Illinois with her family in October 1964. She met her husband, John Stanton, that Thanksgiving and they became engaged Christmas 1965. John and Janice were married October 1, 1966 at Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL. They would have celebrated their 46th anniversary this October. Janice lovingly called John her “Seewee John” and John referred to Janice as “His Girl” early in their marriage, but later, she was “His Woman”. They lived in Peoria and raised their three children, Brittin, Angie and Kristoffer, until moving to Wyoming, Illlinois in the early 90’s.
Surviving is her father of Peoria; the three children, Britt (Don) Quigley of West Des Moines, Iowa, Angie (Brian) Johnson of East Peoria, and Kristoffer Stanton of Wyoming; six grandchildren, Jakob, Lukas, Dakota, Emma, Gavyn, and Brendyn; and five siblings, John(Cindy) LeMasters of Princeville, Robert (Barb) LeMasters of Bartonville, Stephen (Audrey) LeMasters of Princeville, David (Carla) Le Masters of Bartonville, and Brian (Loan) LeMasters of Citrus Springs, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her mother and one sister, Carol Serpette.
She worked as a CNA for the Circle of Life in Peoria, retiring in January of 2012.
Janice enjoyed knitting and made sure that all her grandchildren had something special from her every holiday. She was very excited to teach this love to her oldest daughter and even some of her nieces. The love of knitting was something she and her mother were known for within the family. Another activity she enjoyed doing was reading and was currently reading “The Hunger Games” trilogy. Because she was an avid reader, she joined a book club to make sure she was never without a novel. Janice also enjoyed spending time with some of her oldest and dearest friends every month for luncheons. However, her favorite way to spend time was definitely with her grandchildren. She loved being a “Nana” to all six of them. She enjoyed taking vacations with them to Indiana Beach and to The Gulf Shores of Alabama.
Funeral services for Janice will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Wyoming Funeral Home. Rev. Joe Ballard will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Cremation will be accorded following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or to the Wyoming Ambulance Service.
Private condolences may be sent to the family via www.WyomingFH.com.