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Janet Jean Purtle

Canton- Janet Jean Purtle, 71, of Canton, passed away at 3:52 PM on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Graham Hospital in Canton surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on May 12, 1949 in Canton to George and Francis Marion (Johnson) Bugos. Janet first married Jack L. Russell on September 25, 1965. They had three daughters. Janet was later married to Terry L. Purtle on June 1, 1973 in St. David. They had one son. Janet and Terry were happily married for 49 years.  He survives.

Janet is survived by four children; Tammy Russell (Floyd Price), Brenda Kay Russell (Gary Rosich), Kelly Jo (Bradley E. Smith) Russell, and Terry Lee Purtle Jr, 10 grandchildren; Melissa Mae Porter (Joe Buskirk), Tommy Lee Kruzan (Jackie Hammond), Joshaua Allen Russell, Ryan Lee Russell (Cassie Jump), Kaylee Lynn Beyers (Tyler Snowden), Jammie Nicole Bishop, Jessica Dawn Reedy, Jerrica Lynne Bowton (Patrick Bickel), River and Riot Purtle, 13 great grandchildren, several great nieces and nephews, and many more to name who called her Grandma.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and two wonderful sisters, Judy (the late Bill) Loveland and Sandra Pasley.

She worked at the nursing center, home health, and was a dishwasher at Wee-Ma-Tuk Club House. She spent her best years with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved shopping. She made the best fried chicken. Janet always spoke her mind and cussed like a sailor. You could always find her writing in her journals, but would never let you read any of them. She loved to go out and about with Grandpa. She was the best at doing the laundry and dishes. She loved her beloved dogs; surviving are Pebbles and Bam Bam. Benji and Emily Sue preceded Janet in death.

Service will be held at 11: 00 AM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Rev. Monroe Bailey will officiate. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To view Janet’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Jacque L. Werry

    Reply April 13, 2021 12:19 pm

    Sorry to hear of Janet’s passing My prayers & condolences to the family.

  • Lorinda Bastian

    Reply April 13, 2021 3:43 pm

    RIP Janet you were loved by so many. Prayers to the family

    • Brenda Rose

      Reply April 13, 2021 5:42 pm

      Kelly, we are all so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. You are in all of our thoughts and Prayers. Your CHS Classmates” WE ARE THE CLASS OF 87″

  • Joe Whitmer

    Reply April 13, 2021 3:43 pm

    Our Heart & Our Thoughts are with you and your family…
    Whitmer Family

  • Brenda Curtwright

    Reply April 13, 2021 3:49 pm

    So sorry,she will be missed,fly high Janet

  • Shawn Newlan

    Reply April 14, 2021 12:50 am

    I can’t say I was close, but I can say the family is and was a major part of my life. I am truly sorry to all effected.

  • Bobbie Carpenter

    Reply April 14, 2021 8:30 am

    So sorry for your loss

  • Jeananne Lafferty

    Reply April 14, 2021 8:33 am

    Sincerest condolences to my friend Kelly & to her family. So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Thinking & praying for you all at this devistating time. Much love Jeananne, Karissa, Kenzi, Olivia Kate, & Lola

  • Dale & Wilda Hines

    Reply April 14, 2021 5:53 pm


  • Sharon Anderson/hatfill

    Reply April 16, 2021 10:27 am

    R.i.p. Janet you was a special had a helping hand for all that needed will be missed by high and dance with the condolences to terry and to all of them.

  • Joseph Anderson

    Reply April 16, 2021 5:05 pm

    You will be missed Grandma Janet. I will never forget you

  • Rose Snook

    Reply April 16, 2021 11:00 pm

    Fly high God bless from Steven Rose with love rest in peace

  • Ron and Joan Fahnestock

    Reply April 19, 2021 2:07 pm

    Condolences to all. Loved visiting with Janet and will miss her. RIP beautiful lady

  • Sharon (Nebergall) Bosserman

    Reply April 30, 2021 11:33 am

    I am so sorry for your loss! May God give you comfort!

  • Susan Grzanich

    Reply May 4, 2021 8:33 pm

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Janet ,whenever she seen Me she would always hug me ,it made me feel good someone always loved me , she will be missed ,hugs and prayers to the family

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