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Jan Weiner

Jan Weiner

Jan Weiner, 72, of Sparta, IL; born on June 24, 1947 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mrs. Weiner was a retired events planner for Cal Poly Pomona.  She was a member of the Southern California Chapter of Event Planners.  She enjoyed horseback riding and gardening.  Jan was a tireless volunteer and supporter of the American Cancer Society and she was a distributor for the Circle of Hope Bracelets.  Through her efforts she raised a tremendous amount of revenue to help in the research and fight of cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Alvin and Joan, nee Brown, McMaster.

She is survived by her loving husband – Scott Weiner.  Her sisters – Rita K. Rudloff of Tilden, IL; Donna M. (Marvin) Campbell of Tilden, IL.  Her brother – W. Scott (Jean) McMaster of Sparta, IL.  Her nieces and nephews – Kimberly (Kristan) Rudloff; Marc (Jessica) Campbell; Dawn (Jesse) Hood; Amanda (Jeff) Bourner; Melissa (Darren) Kessler; David (Bethany) McMaster; Nicholas (Denise) Coughlin.  Her great-nieces and nephews – Mason Rudloff; Addison Rudloff; Claire Campbell; Megan Campbell; Lydia Hood; Kiera Hood; Trinity Hood; Madelyn Bourner; Kassidy Bourner; Owen Kessler; Alyza Kessler; Hadley McMaster; Lennon McMaster; Brendan Coughlin.  One aunt – Wilda Utz of Freeburg, IL.  She is also survived by numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Tilden Presbyterian Church.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at the Tilden Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the Tilden Presbyterian Church on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Hill Prairie Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Kathy VanOtterloo says:

    Jan has been a big part of my life since 1st grade riding on that rattly bus on those rock roads. She and I would always sit together all those years. Always a lady with so much spirit and drive. Her heart was always thinking of everyone else. Her memory will live on. She leaves a legacy of love.
    Kathy Varsa VanOtterloo

  2. Mary Roscoe says:

    I remember Jan from my Pasadena days. She was such a pleasant person. She was a brave woman to fight cancer for so long. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Tanis Melville says:

    Jan impacted so many lives and everyone who met her will miss her. I saw her almost every day for four years while in Pasadena, and she made very day brighter and better. Knowing she is no longer with us is incredibly sad. I’m grateful there are so many wonderful memories, and I’m looking forward to seeing her again. My heartfelt condolences go to Scott and her entire family.

  4. Dan and Jan Creed says:

    Jan was a great friend to my wife and I during college and decades later. We always appreciated the opportunity to visit Scott and Jan while in the St. Louis area. She was a friend to everyone and always gave of her time to those in need. She will truly be missed.

    Dan and Jan Creed

  5. My condolences and prayers to Scott and Jan’s family & friends. I had the privilege working with Jan at Ambassador and remember her smile, joy and enthusiasm for work and life. Until we meet again.

  6. Laura Peterson says:


    As you know, I had the pleasure of working with Jan for 5 years at Cal Poly, those were the happiest 5 of 27 years I experienced. She was a ray of sunshine, with such a positive spirit and can do attitude. She still brings a smile to my face when I think of her. She will forever be a bright light in my life as I know she was in yours.

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    God Bless, Laura

  7. Tina Dennis says:

    Jan was an amazing woman and a fixture at AC for many years. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

  8. Philip Ritchie Gaston says:


    So sorry for your loss. Jan was a shinning light in so many ways, I count it a privileged to have gotten to know her.

    May God grant you and your family, comfort and peace at this time.



  9. So very sorry to hear this news! While I have not seen her for years, I have the blessing of many
    fond memories of “Janny-Mac” in our years together in college. We shared many memorable discussions in those years….serious and some on the much lighter side. She will be missed by many, I’m sure. But the wonderful memories will remain through who she was as a person…her character and many wonderful attributes. While her memories linger with us, let us not forget that she shall one day be with us again! My sincere condolences to all her family and friends…Thank YOU, Janny-Mac for the pleasure of knowing

  10. Even though it’s been decades since we spoken, I still consider – considered 🙁 – Jan to be a dear friend, working with and in association with her for many years.
    She’d laugh at me for saying it, but the world is a better place for her being here.

  11. Joan Cook says:

    So sorry to hear the news. Jan certainly fought the battle of cancer for quite some time. It will be lonely for you and I will keep you in my prayers as well as Jan who has
    gone home to the Lord.

  12. Jean Mayer says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. I didn’t see Jan often but she was always so kind and friendly. She will be missed.

  13. Claudia Kerens says:

    I have observed Jan’s long hard fight against a disease that is devastating. She fought long and hard, and now, she is with the good Lord. Condolences and Sympathies. Prayers for all of her family and friends. Jan was truly an excellent role model in how to face Cancer.

    • Hanifa Ronda says:

      Condolences and sympathies. Praying for the family. Jan was a wonderful lady R.I.P.

    • Scott—

      Merely stating the obvious when I say your loving wife, Jan, was one of the most capable women I’ve ever met. Strong, tenacious and man could she multi-task!

      May memories of her love comfort and cherish you forever. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way …

      Eileen Dennis Hinshaw

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