Janet Faye Ansinelli

May 26th, 1943 - Jun 9th, 2018


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Jun. 16th, 2018 11 am - 1 pm


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Jun. 16th, 2018 1 pm


Herrin City Cemetery

Sat, Jun. 16th, 2018

Janet Faye Ansinelli

Janet Faye Ansinelli, age 75, of Herrin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

Janet was born in Herrin on May 26, 1943, to Roy and Thelma (O’Brien) Lavender. She went on to marry John Ansinelli on June 15, 1960 and together they have shared 58 wonderful years of marriage.

Janet and her husband were co-owners of Red Top Liquor in Herrin, where together they enjoyed visiting with their loyal customers. She enjoyed spending time with all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. After retirement they enjoyed many afternoons taking long drives in their convertible.

Janet is survived by her husband- John Ansinelli of Herrin
Three Daughters- Deborah (Tony) Patton of Perryville, Maryland
Kathy (Mark) Gibson of Herrin
Valarie (Joe) Fountain of Milton, Florida
Grandchildren – Sam English, Toni Kemmerer, Chris Patton, Kailee Maciulla, Kassie Hughes, Nicholas, Trenton, and John Ladd, Jacob Gibson, Alexa and Grace Fountain and 13 great grandchildren

Two Brothers- Roy and Sharon Lavender of Energy
Jim Lavender of Carbondale
Sister- Pam Neathery
Sister-in-law- Betty Lavender of Energy
Brother-in-law- Rusty and Carol Ansinelli of Herrin
Sister-in-law- Nancy and Billy Woodhouse of Herrin
Sister-in-law- Vivian Ansinelli of Carterville

She was preceded in death by her parents, loving daughter- Toni Renee Ladd, Brother- Dennis Lavender, and Brother-in-law- Joe Ansinelli.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Jason McKinnies officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 11am until the time of service on Saturday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.


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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Bonnie Gentry

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 12, 2018

    My sincere sympathy to John Ansinelli. My sincere sympathy to their children. She was a wonderful person. I really thought a lot of Jan. RIP sweet Jan, you will be missed by many.

  • Guest: Tammy O’Daniell-Howell

    From: Colp, Illinois

    Date: June 13, 2018

    Valerie, Mr. Ansinelli, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers. My sympathy.

  • Guest: Patty (Ottolini) Hartmann

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 13, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. Janet was a wonderful lady, grandmother, and friend. God Bless John and family.

  • Guest: Lolly (Cox) Davies, class of ’60

    From: Casa Grande, Arizona

    Date: June 13, 2018

    Johnny and family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayer.

  • Guest: Vanessa Campbell

    From: Belleville, Illinois

    Date: June 13, 2018

    Kathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will not be able to come down but my thoughts will be with you on Sat. I am sure Toni Renee and KathyB met Jan at Heaven’s Gate and they haven’t stopped talking yet. <3

  • Guest: David L Meredith Sr

    From: LANSING, Kansas

    Date: June 18, 2018

    John and family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time.

  • Guest: Lou & Ruth Ann Berolatti

    From: Robinson, Illinois

    Date: June 18, 2018


    Sorry to hear you lovely wife passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Guest: Joan Rodney

    From: Edwardsville, Illinois

    Date: June 21, 2018

    John and family-

    I wanted to offer my condolences for your loss. Jan was such a wonderful person, Jan always had a smile on her face. I remember all the times you guys would come in to my dad’s store. I still can remember Jan’s wonderful laugh.

    God Bless!

    Joan (Ottolini) Rodney