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DOWNERS GROVE - Janet Arlene (Needham) Hillis, age 79, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 in Westmont, IL. She was born Nov. 29, 1938 in Chicago, IL. to parents, Fred and Theresa Needham. Janet married David L. Hillis, on Oct. 4, 1969 in Chicago, IL, and raised two children. Janet graduated from Northwestern University in 1959 and worked as a commercial interior designer on projects throughout the country before becoming a homemaker upon the arrival of her first child. Her top priorities; her children and grandchildren were her greatest joys. Janet was a very loving, compassionate and gentle soul. She strived everyday to ensure others knew how she loved them and valued them in her life. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, David and is survived by her two children: son, Charles Hillis, Tinley Park, IL and daughter-in-law, Kristy Clausing and son, Andrew Hillis, Edmond, OK; and four adored granddaughters, Brittney Hillis, Kailey Hillis, Jana Hillis, and Emma Hillis; and extended family and friends.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2018
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