Janet L. Greenwood

Born: Sun., Mar. 26, 1939
Died: Fri., May 21, 2021


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., May 26, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 26, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Janet Lynn Greenwood, age 82, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Barry Community Care Center.  She was born on March 26, 1939 in Barry, IL to Austin and Wilma Davis Altizer, Jr.

Janet graduated from Pittsfield High School.  She went on to work for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline and later worked for United States Senator Alan Dixon for many years.  She also worked at Sangamon State University, which is now University of Illinois, managing the theater department.  Janet loved God and was of Christian faith.  In earlier years, she sang and played piano in the choir at church and most recently had been attending The Crossing.  She enjoyed writing and wrote a Christian novel.  Janet loved her grandchildren and spending time with them.  She especially enjoyed their adventure walks and singing Happy Birthday to them.  She considered herself the biggest and most important Cubs fan, regularly calling the Cubs front office when she didn’t approve of a trade. Janet was a strong, independent, and loving woman and she will be missed.

She is survived by two sons, Matthew (Sheree) Greenwood of Baylis, IL and David (Dana) Greenwood of Pittsfield, IL; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren with two on the way; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shelly Coleman; son, Chuck Greenwood; sister, Karen Lumley; and niece, Wendy Burrows.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Hinman Prairie Cemetery near Griggsville, IL.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Blessing Hospice.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Janet's memory to the following organization:

Blessing Hospice

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Darwin and Lisa Feenstra
   Posted Sun May 23, 2021
David, Dana, Joshua, Brittany, and family,

We were so sorry to hear about Janet. I grew up going to Calvary Baptist Church with her, and Shelly and Chuck were the closest ones to my age. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

With Sympathy,
Darwin, Lisa, and Joey Feenstra

Larry Bartlett
   Posted Mon May 24, 2021
Sorry to read of Janet's passing. I knew her in years past. Condolences and prayers for the Family.

Barbara S Goertz
   Posted Mon May 24, 2021
Sorry to here of your Moms passing

Karma Dunham
   Posted Wed May 26, 2021
You’re mom was awesome! One of my favorite people I remember growing up with your family at church! Prayers for your family today as you celebrate her life! She was an amazing woman!

Curt & Annettee Hannig
   Posted Wed May 26, 2021
Dave and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you hold onto your fond memories of her and keep them close. May God wrap his ever loving arms around you all and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Donald G Guthrie
   Posted Wed May 26, 2021
Sending our sympathy to you & your family in the loss of your mother. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time. God grant you peace & comfort. Don & Norma Guthrie.🙏🙏

Karin Greenwood
   Posted Wed May 26, 2021
David, Dana, Joshua, Brittany and family,
Sorry for the loss of your mother/mother-in-law. I'm so grateful we got to spend as much time as we did with her.
With love Karin and C.J.

Rich and Vickie Styles
   Posted Sat May 29, 2021
So sorry to hear about Janet. She and I always said our Dad’s looked so much alike (Uncle Austin and Verdie). I loved learning of her being such a devout Cubs fan! So sorry for your loss.

Our Prayers for you all.

Rich and Vickie Styles

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