Janet K. Keefer


MARK – Janet Kay Keefer 67, of Mark, lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 4, 2024.

Services will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Rev. David Jungnickel officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until time of services. Requested attire is tie-dye clothing or rainbows.

She was born in in 1956 in Spring Valley, to Daniel and Barbara (Lucas) Flanagan.

Janet is survived by husband Calvin Keefer; parents,Daniel and Barbara Flanagan; brothers, David Flanagan and Jeff Flanagan; sisters, Karen Cater and Teresa Flanagan; children, Josh (Jennifer) Krager and Jeremiah ( Heather) Krager; grandchildren, Alex Krager, Dylan Krager, Lacy Sistek, Parker Krager, Mychelynn Crawford and Daniel Krager; and great-grandchild Leah Krager

She was preceded in death by her niece Lyndsey DeLao; Kyle Zinser, brother of Calvin Keefer; friend Deb Williams and Sally Clausen.

Janet graduated from Mendota High School in 1974 before attending Illinois Community College. Janet had a great love for all things nature. She was a talented explorer always searching for the truth. She enjoyed taking care all creatures, big and small. Her love for her family and friends will be carried on in all of us.

Donations to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue would be greatly appreciated. Food will be provided after the services at the LaMoille Lions Club. Online condolences may be left at www.merrittfh.com.