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Janet Marie Gaynor

Janet Marie (Draper) Gaynor, 81 of Taylorville, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on July 8, 1939 in Springfield, IL the daughter of William and Betty Jane Draper Sr. She married Raymond Patrick Gaynor Jr. on March 15, 1958 in the Pasfield Baptist Church in Springfield, IL. She retired from the Christian County Sheriff's Office as a cook. Janet was a stranger to no one. She opened up her home to anyone, always helping others and putting herself last. She is now in the presence of Christ our Lord with her spouse who preceded her in death. No more pain, no more sorrow but beholding the Glory of God.

She is survived by her Daughters: Kathy (Kevin) Curry of Springfield, IL, Debbie Penrod of Kentucky, Tamara (Kevin) Durbin of Taylorville, IL, Sons: Raymond Patrick (Regina) Gaynor III, Dennis (Cassandra) Atteberry of Taylorville, IL, Fourteen Grandchildren, Eighteen Great-Grandchildren, Two Great Great Grandchildren, Mother: Betty Draper of Springfield, IL, and Two Brothers. Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, father, sister and 2 brothers.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Kevin Curry officiating. Inurnment will be in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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My condolences to the family sorry to hear this

Daniel Lorett Jan 12 2022 11:54 PM

I am a classmate of Janet, starting with kindergarten through 8th grade then on to High school. We had not seen each other in a long time. But I do have many memories. My sincere sympathy to the family of Janet. She was so blessed to have so many grandchildren and then have great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Such a rich full life. Gave me pure pleasure to read. Cherish the precious memories you have.

Sue Sidener Cook Dec 24 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family and friends of Aunt Janet. It's good to hear that she passed away in the comfort of her home rather than in a hospital. I'll always remember fishing in the pond behind the house and the childhood sleepover with cousin Pat and his hot rod bunk beds!! God bless!! :)

Marc E Carey Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

As I sit here thinking, memories just flood my mind,she will be greatly missed,I hope your hugging grandpa

Gabe Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Gaynor

LeAnn Kersey Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear Kathy....Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Hold on to those precious memories!

Georgia Wease Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Such a good lady, always made me feel welcome in her home, RIP angel

Jocelynn Donnelly Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Ray & Cindy Spellbrink Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Fondly remember good friends Janet and PAt.

Bob Craggs Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM