Herrin- Janet Clare Ament Kay, 68, of Herrin, passed away at 4:50 PM, Thursday, December 13, 2007 at Herrin Hospital.
Janet was born on April 20, 1939 in Herrin to Carlyle & Mae Kelly (Pace) Ament.
Janet worked many years as a licensed practical nurse at various hospitals and nursing homes and for Dr. Fine in Herrin. She obtained her Masters in social work from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale and worked many years as the aftercare specialist and answered the telephones after hours at Johnson-Hughes and Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Homes. Janet maintained the relationships she made with her ladies in her support groups at the funeral homes and Herrin First Presbyterian. She enjoyed raising Shih-tzu dogs and spending time with her family.
Son- Dennis Kay of Herrin
Son & daughter in law- David & Lori Kay of Chattanooga, TN
Daughter- Diane Kay of Herrin
Son & daughter in law- Daniel & Maribeth Kay of Herrin
Brother & sister in law- Arthur & Wanieta Ament of Rushville, IL
Niece- Kristen Bruns & husband Bryan of Frankfort, IL
Nephew- Steven Ament & wife Kristi of Rushville
Cousin- Mildred Oldani of Herrin
Cousin- Bob Oldani of Herrin
Cousin- John Biggs of Oklahoma, OK
Uncle- Lowell Biggs of Marion
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, December 17, 2007 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Brother Zane Neely will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 1-3:00 PM, Monday at the funeral home. Janets wishes were to be cremated and placed with her family at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Herrin. Memorial arrangements are by Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.