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Janet Lee Worthey

Birth Date: January 30, 1950
Death Date: June 30, 2018

Decatur – Janet Lee Worthey, 68, of Decatur, IL, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, in her home surrounded by family.
Janet was born January 30, 1950, in Decatur, the daughter of Walter and Pansy (Hinton) Rutherford. She married Clyde Worthey on July 26, 1989 and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2016.
Surviving is her son, James (Tonya) Hawkins of Decatur; daughters: Angela (Duane) Davis of Lovington, Kimberly (Erwin) Russell and Paula (Robert) Blankenship of Decatur; several grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother, Nicholas (Christina) Rutherford of Decatur; sisters: Linda Stadler and Judy Norman of Moweaqua, and Carol (Charlie) Gross of IN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents; husband and two brothers.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 5, 2018, from 5 to 7 PM at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. There will be no services and burial will take place at a later date.
The family of Janet Lee Worthey is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

Video Tribute for Janet Lee Worthey: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/WC6ZH9DTH55238LR

Visitation
July 5, 2018
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Heart beats fast
    Colors and promises
    How to be brave
    How can I love when I'm afraid to fall
    But watching you stand alone
    All of my doubt, suddenly goes away somehow
    One step closer
    I have died everyday, waiting for you
    Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
    I'll love you for a thousand more
    Time stands still
    Beauty in all she is
    I will be brave
    I will not let anything, take away
    What's standing in front of me
    Every breath, every hour has come to this
    One step closer
    I have died everyday, waiting for you
    Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
    I'll love you for a thousand more
    And all along I believed, I would find you
    Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years
    I'll love you for a thousand more
    One step closer
    One step closer
    I have died everyday, waiting for you
    Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
    I'll love you for a thousand more
    And all along I believed, I would find you
    Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years
    I'll love you for a thousand more

  2. To My Aunt Janet..
    I want you to know that I will love you Forever ..There Won't be A Day that I Will not think of you..
    And to Thank You for Everything you have done for Me..My Time with you and the Memories We Shared Will stay with me Forever..
    Thank You for All Summers that I got to spend with you ..from the Drive-In movies too late night Drives to the Cemetery to the Free Lunches in the Park..No Matter What it Was You made Sure my Summers With you Were Special and Memorable..You Were there for Me During the Hardest Day of My Life when I had to say Goodbye to my Dad ..You Were there for Me During the Birth Of Shelby and My Son And Everyday After that.. Threw the good Times And Bad Times One Thing is For Sure You Could Always Make Me Smile ..
    I Will Treasure these last few years That I had spent with you and I dont think ill Every look at the Big Bang theory the Same..from Nursing Homes to Your Home I Watched You Climb and I Watched You Fall and I am Blessed I got to Share this journey threw life with you..You Are Free to Walk among Us From above..You are not Alone and you Never Will be ..Till I See You Again My Beautiful Aunt..And Thank You For All The Memories….
    Love You Always
    Leanna

  3. Jack of all trades master to none this describes my mom perfectly On her own she raised 4 Kids. 3 girls and 1 boy. She was our plumber our carpenter our roofer our cook and our breadwinner. And so much more in between. You know the old saying duct tape fixes everything?
    Well rest assured if something was broken and needed fixing if my mom had the duck tape she was going to fix it. I think that became one of her life's mottos.
    Janet was many things to many people; daughter,sister, mother, grandmother, friend and confidant. Growing up with her as my mother I learned many things, one of which was she always knew when I was lying. I think I became her human lie detector. She always told me to not ever lie. She instilled truth in me and for that I am forever greatful.
    Janet was one of the happiest people I've known. She always had a smile to offer and eyes that would light up the room. Her sense of humor was one of a kind, for this I say to know her is to love her. I don't know if she was funnier when she didn't get the joke and laughed or when she finally got the joke and laughed. One memory i will never forget is when she first started coming to her grandson Tristan's football games. For the longest time she thought the refs were saying "Flag on the plate". Then there was the soccer games for Kaleb. If one of the kids started to accidentally go the wrong way with the ball or accidentally score a goal for the other team she would yell(none to softly)"Are you playing for the other team?" Or if they happened to stumble and fall while kicking the ball she would call them a "little drunkard". I have so many amazingly wonderful memories of my mom. Along with these wonderful memories I also remember constantly seeing my mom struggle to give us what we needed. She always made something out of nothing. She was simply amazing.
    I could go on and on about my mom. But I dont think I need to. I know that every part of her lives inside of me and I hope when my time comes, I go out being every bit of the strong woman she was.

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