Official Obituary of

Janice Welker

November 16, 1948 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Janice Welker Obituary

Janice Eileen Welker, age 75, a resident of Mt. Sterling Health & Rehab Center and formerly of Jefferson, Iowa passed away at 6:15 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2024 at the nursing home. 

She was born November 16, 1948 in Carroll, Iowa the daughter of Thomas Leo “Ike”, Jr. and Margaret Mary Healy Lyons. 

Janice worked as an office administrator for several companies in Colorado and Iowa before her retirement. 

She graduated from Scranton, Iowa High School with the class of 1966 and was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jefferson, Iowa.  Janice always enjoyed bowling and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. 

Survivors include 1 sister Connie Hoyt (Dennis) of Quincy, Illinois.  1 brother Pat Lyons of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Several nieces and nephews including:  Megan Bustamante (Nick), Casey Lyons, Brad Hoyt (Nikki), Mark Hoyt and Shannon Farlow (Scott) also survive along with 1 aunt Patsy Monthei of Jefferson, Iowa.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister Janet in infancy and 1 sister-in-law Joanie Smith Lyons. 

Cremation will be accorded and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date in Jefferson, Iowa. 

Memorials are suggested to Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa, Blessing Foundation for Hospice or Mt. Sterling Health & Rehab Activity Fund and may be left at or mailed to the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353. 

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Cremation Will Be Accorded

Mass of Christian Burial to be held at a later date


Greene County Medical Center
1000 West Lincoln Way, Jefferson IA 50129

Blessing Foundation for Hospice
P.O. Box 7005, Quincy IL 62305-9932

Mt. Sterling Health and Rehab Center Activity Fund
435 Camden Road, Mt.Sterling IL 62353


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