Janet R. “Grandma Jan” Peppmeyer, 81, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at home after a courageous two and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services for Janet will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requests those in attendance to wear purple in honor of Janet’s battle with pancreatic cancer. Entombment will be in the Rock Island Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Christian Fellowship of the Quad Cities, Moline.
Janet was born on October 5, 1938 in Beardstown, Illinois, a daughter of Herbert and Evalee (Boggs) Landrith. She married Robert “Bob” Peppmeyer on November 14, 1959 at Moline Gospel Temple. He preceded her in death on February 16, 2019. Janet was a graduate of Rock Island High School Class of 1956. She previously worked for Montgomery Ward, Inc. and most recently owned and operated Jan’s TLC Day Care. Janet was a founding member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship of the Quad Cities, and she was a member of the church choir. Janet also participated in many productions of “The Gospel According to Scrooge” and coordinated funeral dinners at the church. She enjoyed making ceramics and loved to decorate cakes for her children and grandchildren. You could always find Janet watching her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren playing sports. Janet was a die-hard Cubs fan.
Survivors include her children, Marty Peppmeyer, Rock Island, Rob Peppmeyer, Stephenville, TX, and Tammie (Mike) Hardin, Rock Island; grandchildren, Melissa Peppmeyer, Kaitlyn Peppmeyer, Abigail (Andy) Deain, Derek (Brandy) Tenboer, Devin (Robin) Tenboer, Shane Peppmeyer, Shirah Peppmeyer, Kara Peppmeyer, Aimee (Troy) Porter, Erica (Jonathan) Helms, and Amber Hardin; twenty great-grandchildren; sister, Rita (John) Amundsen, Coal Valley; and three nieces, Vicki (Bill) Rossow, Kristi (Curt) Rumler, and Angi (Derek) Varner.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, parents, and infant sister, Delores.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Stephanie, Dee, Ginny, and Kathy from Unity Point Hospice at Home and caring keepers, Vicky, Elizabeth, and Christina.
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