Janet Roselle Eiker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed away on January 8, 2020, surrounded by her adoring daughters. Janet was born November 2, 1935 to Frances (Anderson) and Bill “Bopie” Roselle. She married William Eiker at Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville on January 1, 1956. Together they raised 4 daughters. She has 3 surviving daughters: Sara (Bill) Barnato- Peoria, Susan (Steve) Bell- Galva, and Joni (Tim) Bradshaw- Peoria; 11 grandchildren: Sara Barnato (Antonio) Giordano- Charleston, SC, Jennifer Barnato (Nik Fodor)- Los Angeles, CA, Rebecca Bell (Dean) Ogilvie- St Charles, MO, Daniel Bell (Kristen Comer)- Daytona Beach, FL, Hali and Megan Bradshaw- Peoria, Jason Montgomery- Knoxville, Amber Montgomery (Brad) Fones- Galva, Ryan Montgomery (Ariel Lefler)- Knoxville, Sean Montgomery- Bloomington, and Remington Bell- Galva; and 11, soon to be 12, great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings, Rollin (Sybil) Roselle- Galva and Jeanne (Ron) Johnson- Davenport, IA; a niece, Lori Roselle- Buffalo Grove; three nephews: Andrew (Melissa) Roselle- Rochester, Scot (Ronna) Johnson- AZ, and Matt (Cari) Johnson- IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter Leanne (Ted) Montgomery. Janet attended Western Illinois University and worked as an elementary school teacher. Together Bill and Janet built Eiker Acres subdivision south of Knoxville. Janet was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. Janet’s favorite hobby included spending time with her family and friends. Nothing made her happier than visiting and laughing with those closest to her. Her warm, kind and welcoming demeanor instantly made everyone absolutely adore her, including the compassionate nursing staff at Unity Point Methodist 5 Cresent where she was hospitalized. This world was a warmer, happier place with Janet in it and she will be greatly missed. A celebration of Janet’s life will be held on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at Hurd-Hendricks Fellowship Hall followed by a prayer service at 12:30 P.M. at Grace Lutheran Church. Memorials can be made to the family.
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