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Janice Gettle

July 28, 1940 — May 25, 2018

Janice Lee Gettle, 77, of Eureka passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on July 28, 1940 at Eureka Hospital to Raymond and Arlene (Johnson) Blumenshine. She married Robert Gettle on May 12, 1963 at the Fort Riley Kansas Army base. A chance meeting on a greyhound bus in Albuquerque, New Mexico led to their marriage of 55 years.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Gettle of Eureka: 2 daughters, Tricia and Sam Wiegand of Washington, and Rebecca and Jason Walley of Chillicothe; 4 grandchildren, Larissa (Danny) Wiegand, Alex Wiegand, Bentley Walley, and Kennedy Walley; 3 sisters, Diana Blumenshine, Neida Blumenshine, Sandy (Gary) Champion, 1 brother, Warren Blumenshine, and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Todd Gettle.

Janice loved her family, friends, reading books, and talking on the phone. One of her greatest accomplishments was the many children who touched her heart forever that came through the doors of her daycare.

There will be no services per Janice's request. A private memorial honoring her life will be planned at a later date. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements.

Memorials and contributions in Janice's honor may be made to Relay of Life. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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