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Janet R. Wolff of Evansville

  • Janet Wolff

    Janet Wolff

updated: 3/19/2019 9:47 AM

Janet R. Wolff, 84, of Evansville, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home, Chester.

She was born to the late Victor A. and Martha (nee Wicklein) Wolff on May 4, 1934 in Belleville.

Janet was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Belleville. Following graduation, one of her first jobs was working at the Evansville Shoe Company.

Later, she worked for Gov. Dan Walker, State Comptroller Roland Burris, and State Treasurer Jerry Conzantino; was director of Randolph County General Assistance and secretary for Randolph County Animal Control for 15 years; and a village trustee in Evansville for 22 years.

After retiring from many years of public service, she worked part-time at Hardee's and later at McDonald's. She was very active in the Democratic Party, serving as an Evansville Precinct Committeewoman, Vice State Central Committeewoman for the 24th District and Randolph County Chairwoman.

She worked on several campaigns, including John Glenn's campaign for President in 1984.

She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Evansville. Janet touched so many with her great smile, laugh and warm personality, and freely gave her time to help others.

Survivors include two sisters, Sister Mary Kenan Wolff of St. Louis and Jeannette Crony of Edwardsville; two nephews, Ed (Elizabeth) Crony of Rochester, N.Y. and Eric (Amy) Crony of Edwardsville; two great-nieces, Peyton and Estes Crony; and one great-nephew, Stephen Crony.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral Mass for Janet R. Wolff will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Evansville, with Father Larry Lemay officiating. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, also in Evansville.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 18 and 8-9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Pechacek Funeral Homes, Evansville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, Evansville; Adorers of the Blood of Christ; or the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

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