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Janice Pyles

September 23, 1940 — February 21, 2021

Janice K. Pyles, 80, of Lacon Ill., died on February 21, 2021 surrounded by loved ones at her home. Born in Bradford Ill. to the late Cecil and Thilda (Christiansen) Rusk, she married Eugene Pyles on April 14, 1956 in Pinckneyville. Eugene died on September 2, 2004.
The hardest, yet most joyful and rewarding career she was blessed to be given, was being a mother. Another of Jan's loves in life was caring for her church. she spent over 20 years as the custodian and wedding coordinator for the Lacon Sparland United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the Methodist Doves. Jan was also a member of the Lacon American Legion Auxiliary.
Jan is survived by: her daughters Vicki (Jim) Mannon of Sparland, Rhonda Borsch of Princeton, Leanne Pyles of Chillicothe; son Tim Pyles of Lacon; brother Glenn (Marilyn) Rusk of Dunlap; sister Norma (Fred) Werckle of Rome; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her son Edward, four brothers, three sisters, and one great grandchild.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25 from 4 to 6 PM at the Lacon Sparland United Methodist Church in Lacon. Cremation rites will be accorded and a private family burial will be held in the Sparland Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Lacon Sparland United Methodist Church or Lacon Sparland Ambulance and online condolences can be left at


FEB 25. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Lacon Sparland United Methodist Church
107 N. Prairie Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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