Janet H. Monken, age 83 of O’Fallon, IL, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Cedar Ridge Healthcare Center in Lebanon, IL.
She was born on Tuesday, March 29, 1938, in Breese, IL, the daughter of Benjamin and Jean (nee Rattermann) Mete.
On Saturday, May 9, 1959, she married Darwin C. Monken at Breese, Illinois, who passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013.
Janet was born in Breese, IL. She lived most of her life in Lebanon, IL, then the last 45 years was in O’Fallon, IL, and the last two years were at the nursing home. She enjoyed bingo. She liked talking with people, socializing, and quilting with family members. She was a nurse’s aide in her youth at St. Joseph Hospital, Highland, IL. She was a real animal lover, especially dogs and cats.
Son – Keith D. (Linda) Monken, Swansea, IL
Step Grandchild – Chris M. (Katie) Freeland, Jerseyville, IL
Step Grandchild – Nikki R. Freeland, O Fallon, IL
Step Grandchild – Timothy J. Freeland, Fairview Heights, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Ella L. Freeland
Step Great Grandchild – Caiden M. Freeland
Step Great Grandchild – Kolten A. Freeland
Step Great Grandchild – Keagen M. Freeland
Step Great Grandchild – Lucy G. Mercer
Sister – Carol Becker, Trenton, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Many
She was preceded by:
Husband – Darwin C. “Dart” Monken – Died 6/10/2013
Father – Benjamin Mete
Mother – Jean Mete, nee Rattermann
Son – Kurt R. Monken – Died 6/20/1993
Son – Kevin B. Monken – Died 11/13/2014
Brother – Kenny Mete
Sister – Jackie Sackett
Sister – Norma Barnes
Brother In-Law – Harold Becker
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Graveside Service will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Summerfield Cemetery in Summerfield, IL, with Leonard E. Pye pastor, Faith Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will be at Summerfield Cemetery in Summerfield, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Metro East Humane Society.