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Janice M. Ator, age 61, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at the GreatRiver Hospice House in Burlington, Iowa on Monday, December 9, 2019 at4:40 am. Janice was born on March 13, 1958 in Monmouth, Illinois and isthe daughter of Duane “Stoney” and Doris Chennoweth Stoneking. Janicewas raised in Oquawka and attended school in Oquawka and graduated from Union High School with the class of 1976. She then completed schooling at the Burlington Hair Academy in Burlington, Iowa. Janice was first married to William Hetrick, Jr. and later married Jerry P. Ator onSeptember 13, 1997 in Oquawka, Illinois. He currently is surviving. Janice is a licensed beautician and began work at J. C. Penny in Burlington, Iowa. She later was manager of Regis Hair Salon also in Burlington, and currently is self employed at Chic – N – Guys Salon. Janice loved flowers and plantings in and around her home, going to sprint car races in various places, and loved her antiques. She loved to travel and go on vacation and most loved time spent with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry P. Ator of Oquawka, Illinois; twodaughters, Dana Hetrick and Kimo Henry of Burlington, Iowa and ElishaRoesel and Phil of Dripping Springs, Texas. There are two sons, DustyHetrick and Dawn of Oquawka, Illinois and Chris Ator and Michelle of WestBurlington, Iowa. There are six grandchildren, Dalton Hetrick, JaxsonAtor, River Roesel, Asher Roesel, James Ator, and Jolie Henry. Onebrother is surviving, Victor and Mary Stoneking of Oquawka, Illinois andtwo sisters, LeAnne Stoneking of Kirkwood, Illinois and Carol AnnNevville in North Caroliina. She is preceded in her death by her parentsStoney and Doris, and one brother.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 12, 2019 atTurnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Interment will be in theOquawka Cemetery. Her family plans visitation and will receive friendsat the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening. Amemorial fund has be established for the Great River Hospice House inWest Burlington, Iowa. For more information, or to leave a remembranceof Janice, please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com.