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Janis Krokum

August 16, 1952 — August 12, 2015

Janis Elaine Krokum, 62, of Chillicothe died on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at her home.
Janis was born on August 16, 1952 in Lubbock, TX, the daughter of James and Evelyn Stone. She married Michael J. Krokum on June 15, 1995 in Peoria, IL.
Surviving are her parents, James and Evelyn Stone of Hattiesburg, MS; two sons: Clint Pruitt of Danville and Cody Pruitt of Champaign; and one step son, Ben Krokum of Chillicothe.
Janis graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University and taught for Low Point Washburn for over 15 years. She was a member of Pearce Community Center. She was of the Catholic Faith.
Janis loved to knit. She would make knitted hats, sweaters, blankets and other items for charity organizations for children, such as the world wide organization Knit for Kids, and local hospital neonatal units.
She also liked to be outdoors gardening, especially with her flowers. She and Michael shared a loved for animals.
Cremation rites were accorded. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family that will begin at 4:00 PM at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Illinois on Thursday, August 20, 2015. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home following the visitation at 6:00 PM with Rev. Raymond Harrison officiating. Memorial donations in her name and honor may be made to The A.R.K No Kill Animal Shelter, 477 State Route 26, Lacon, Illinois 61540
Janis' online memorial website may be viewed at


AUG 20. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Memorial Service

AUG 20. 6:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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