PEORIA - Jane Cohn Barnett, 99, of Glenview, Ill., previously of Peoria, Ill., until 2007, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 10:20 p.m. at Belmont Village in Glenview, Ill.
A private service will be held today, Feb. 3, 2013. Family members will hold a celebration of Jane's life when they receive guests today, Feb. 3, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Club House at Park Edge Condominiums located at 5200 N. Knoxville Ave. in Peoria, Ill. There will be no visitation at the memorial home.
Donations in Jane's honor may be made to the Chicago Botanic Gardens, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022.
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home of Bloomington, Ill., has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Jane was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of Milton M. Cohn and Elsie Mandel Cohn Isenmann. She was married to Mandel M. Barnett in 1943 until he passed away in 1975.
Surviving are daughters, Barbara (Dr. Murray) Favus of Chicago, Ill., and Karen (Nathan) Baden of New York City, N.Y.; and son, Brian (Kathy) Barnett of Wilmette, Ill. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Abby Favus, Dr. Elliot (Jennifer) Favus, Howard Baden, Matthew Baden, Amanda (Aric) Jacover, Lucy Barnett (Francisco Leyton) and Katie Barnett (Akiva Rubin); two great-grandchildren, Sammy Leyton and Maxine Favus; and loving caregiver and friend, Rose Hogue.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her one brother, Oscar Cohn, who passed away in 2005.
Jane studied harp at the University of Michigan School of Music and graduated with a degree in music from Illinois Wesleyan University.
For many years, Jane and her husband, Mandel, owned and operated Kiddie Kampus, a children's store in Sheridan Village in Peoria, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa. She worked full time as a social worker for the Illinois Department of Public Aid in Peoria until her retirement in 2003 at the age of 89.
You may view the obituary and leave online condolences at www.calvertmemorial.com.