Janice M. Ator, age 61, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at the Great River Hospice House in Burlington, Iowa on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 4:40 am. Janice was born on March 13, 1958 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of Duane "Stoney" and Doris Chennoweth Stoneking. Janice was raised in Oquawka and attended school in Oquawka and graduated from Union High School with the class of 1976. She then completed schooling at the Burlington Hair Academy in Burlington, Iowa. Janice was first married to William Hetrick, Jr. and later married Jerry P. Ator on September 13, 1997 in Oquawka, Illinois. He currently is surviving. Janice is a licensed beautician and began work at J. C. Penny in Burlington, Iowa. She later was manager of Regis Hair Salon also in Burlington, and currently is self employed at Chic - N - Guys Salon. Janice loved flowers and plantings in and around her home, going to sprint car races in various places, and loved her antiques. She loved to travel and go on vacation and most loved time spent with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry P. Ator of Oquawka, Illinois; two daughters, Dana Hetrick and Kimo Henry of Burlington, Iowa and Elisha Roesel and Phil of Dripping Springs, Texas. There are two sons, Dusty Hetrick and Dawn of Oquawka, Illinois and Chris Ator and Michelle of West Burlington, Iowa. There are six grandchildren, Dalton Hetrick, Jaxson Ator, River Roesel, Asher Roesel, James Ator, and Jolie Henry. One brother is surviving, Victor and Mary Stoneking of Oquawka, Illinois and two sisters, LeAnne Stoneking of Kirkwood, Illinois and Carol Ann Nevville in North Caroliina. She is preceded in her death by her parents Stoney and Doris, and one brother.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery. Her family plans visitation and will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening. A memorial fund has be established for the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
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