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PEKIN ~ Janis Lynn “Jan” Becker, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 at Pekin Manor.

Born August 11, 1944 in Pekin to Glenn Frederick and Pauline Alice (Renner) Betzelberger, she married Richard W. Becker on July 2, 1965 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra (Troy) Parish of Springfield and Jill (Brian) Garman of Groveland; four grandchildren, Jacob Glenn (Lauren Windisch) Parish, Brady Payton Parish, Kendall Jane Garman and Zachary Jacob Garman and one brother, Larry Glenn (Karen) Betzelberger of Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Jan was a member of the Class of 1962 at Pekin Community High School.

She retired in 2008 from Caterpillar, Inc. as an Advanced Purchasing Analyst in Building AC in Mossville with 33 years of service.  She previously had worked as a legal secretary for Attorney Charles R. Thomas.

Jan was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin, where she was a member of the Sanctuary Choir, served on the worship committee and took pride in helping decorate the church for the seasons of Advent and Easter.  Jan was also civic minded and was a member of the Pekin Hospital League and P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter L.M.  She was a longtime member of Pekin Civic Chorus, singing in many Showtime productions.

She centered her life on family and friends, but her grandchildren were her world.

Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.  The Rev. Dr. Joel P. Catlin will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, and also from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church.  Inurnment will follow the service at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Sharing God’s Grace Building Fund, 601 North 4th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com