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McCarthy, 86, of Galesburg, died at 9:25 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019
in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
born June 15, 1932, in Galesburg, the daughter of Cecil “Dutch”
and Clara (Nelson) Miller. She married Ronald J. McCarthy November
25, 1951, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2002.
survived by two daughters, Rhonda McGuire (Dave Ashton) of Galesburg
and Roxana McCarthy (Ralph Steinheimer) of Sarasota, Florida; a
granddaughter, Bailey McGuire (Andrew Luhovy) of Boston,
Massachusetts; her sister, Sally Rednour of Galesburg, with whom she
spent her time either together or on the phone; her special friend,
Ralph “Red” Dolinsek of Galesburg; and many special nieces and
nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by a son, Douglas McCarthy in 1970.
worked as an inspector at Maytag for 20 years before retiring in
1990. She was a lifelong Galesburg resident. Janet was a member of
Grace Anglican Church.
Ron enjoyed boot kicking, line dancing, traveling the world, and
wintering in Sarasota for many years. Janet was an avid Chicago Cubs
fan. She enjoyed crocheting and was a member of a sewing group.
will be accorded. Visitation will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April
11, 2019 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation
Services Galesburg Chapel. Memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m.
with Father Andy Ainley officiating. Private family burial will be
in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St.
Jude Children’s Hospital or Knox County Humane Society. Online
condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.