Janice C. Harvey

Janice C. Harvey

Janice “Jan” C. Harvey, 89, of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL.

Jan was born, January 21, 1935, in Varina, IA, the daughter of William L. and Lela Mae (Sanders) Calkins. On October 2, 1955 in Rock Falls, IL, she married James “Ron” Harvey. Jan worked as a nurse for many years in Sterling, IL until her retirement. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed painting, working in the garden, playing games and her bible study. Jan and Ron spent 8 years in Arizona and this is where Jan started her passion of painting with her very first art class.

Survivors include daughter Cayla (Jen Holloway) Harvey of Sterling, IL; son Tim (Tracy) Harvey of Mt. Morris, IL; sister Karen Downey; brothers Kent and Dave Calkins; 6 grandchildren, Chad (Bethany) Harvey, Jared (Kelsey) Harvey, Ashley Harvey, Jessica (Abhishek) Kumar, Steven (Kelly) Wolbert and Elizabeth (Ben) Spychala; 13 Great Grandchildren; special friends Jon and Rose Wilson of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by husband Ron; infant daughter Beth Ann; sisters Mercedes Calkins, Jeane Miller and Diane Coughlin; brother Guy Calkins.

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024 at the First Presbyterian Church, 410 2nd Ave, Sterling, IL. Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024 at Polo Family Funeral Home 110 E. Dixon St. in Polo, IL. A private burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL.

Condolences may be sent to pffh.condolences@gmail.com.

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