ARCOLA -- Janet K. Lathrop, age 66, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. She was born February 7, 1952, at Jarman Hospital in Tuscola, IL, to Laurence and Lucille Conlin. She was a graduate of Arcola High School and received her nursing diploma from St. John's in Springfield, IL. She married Scott A. Lathrop on January 15, 1977, in Arcola, IL. She worked in a variety of nursing positions starting with Burnham Hospital as a nurse in orthopedics, and retiring from Carle Hospital as a case manager in 2015. Her passion was her family – most especially her parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. There was nothing she would not do for her family. She is survived by her husband, Scott; brothers Larry Conlin (Pam) and Mike Conlin (Shawn), sisters Dianne Murphy (Billy Joe), and Karen Faler, three children Alan G. Lathrop, Matthew E. Lathrop (Tahnee) and Emily A. Taylor (Dylan), and granddaughter Ember Rose Taylor of Emily and Dylan Taylor; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many classmates and colleagues from high school and through her nursing profession. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Laurence and Lucille, and by Karen's husband, Mark. Janet and Scott met in the Champaign Ski Club. Janet and Scott found great pleasure in nurturing loving children, spoiling their granddaughter, sailing as many weekends as possible on Lake Carlyle, water skiing in their younger years, snow skiing, hiking, walking, and traveling. Family, friends, and others who knew Janet are invited to visitation at Shrader's Funeral Home in Arcola on Sunday, September 2 from 5 to 8 PM, to share memories and stories of their times with Janet and her loving family. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 3 at St. John the Baptist Church in Arcola at 10 AM. Burial will follow at the Arcola Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Arcola Public Library, St. Jude Children's Research Center, Catholic Charities, or the American Cancer Society to help fight the never ending battle against cancer.
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