Janet Louise Ashcraft, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 5:53 am February 10, 2022 at her residence.
She was born July 10, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late Arthur and Virginia (Farrow) Knowles. Janet married Clarence W. Ashcraft on February 7, 1960. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage. In addition to her beloved husband, Janet is survived by her children, William D. Ashcraft and wife, Lynnie of Orcas Island, Washington, Jon Ashcraft of Danville, Kentucky, and Kathleen Ashcraft and wife, Marie Marek of Mount Vernon; sister, Susan Barnhart and husband, Kenneth of Weslaco, Texas; grandchildren, Kenny Goode and Jonathan Ashcraft; kitties, Pistol and Murphy; and her grandcats, Dash, Chili, Henry, and Zoey.In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Shrum. Janet was a pharmacy technician for 23 years at Kmart and she was the only Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPT, a nationally recognized professional licensure at Kmart. She was a member of West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church where she served as a church counsel member and sang in the choir. She volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital for 20 years and was a member of the Junior Women’s Club. In her spare time, Janet enjoying swimming, reading, and oil painting. She will be deeply missed.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 1:00 pm with Reverend Harold “Bumper” Quick officiating. Memorials may be made in Janet’s honor to the Memory and Aging Project at Washington University in Saint Louis. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.