Jane Faye (Lauchner) Whitlock of Greenville, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. She was 94 years old.
Jane was born to Walter and Eleanor Lauchner on May 1, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents moved the family to Greenville when she was in the 8th grade. Upon graduating from high school, Jane attended the University of Illinois and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority.
On June 20, 1947, she married James Robert Whitlock, Sr. They worked side by side for many years at Baumberger Whitlock Insurance Agency. Jim passed away on May 26, 2002. Jane was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, serving as both elder and deacon. She also served as President of the Utlaut Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was instrumental in publishing their first “Prairie Potluck” cookbook. She was an avid bridge player and Illini fan, and loved to knit, read and cook for her family.
Jane is survived by her 3 children: Jim, Jr. (Maureen) of Carrollton, GA; Sue Ellen (Terry) Harmeson of Dover, DE; and Bill (Debbie) of Blufton, SC. She has 8 grandchildren: Steve (Kelli) Whitlock, Karen (Taigh) White, Kevin (Michelle) Whitlock, Jennifer (Keith) Watts, Michael (Stephanie) Harmeson, Krissie (Steve) Sarchet, Kortney (Tony) Atchison, and Joshua (Emily) Whitlock, along with 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters: Betty Brown and Susan Bollinger Cline; sister-in-law Ginny (Don) Wise; sister-in-law Loraine Lauchner, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law Mary (Ward) Justi, and Wilma (Caroll) Rench; her brother Walter Shields Lauchner, Sr.; and 2 brothers-in-law James D. Brown and Arthur R. Bollinger.
A visitation will be held at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 25, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 and interment at Montrose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to the Bond County Hospice in Jane’s memory.