Janet M. Tarrant, 64


Janet Marie Tarrant, 64, of Mt. Auburn, died Friday, July 17, 2020, at 12:02 a.m. at Prairie Creek Village in Decatur.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville. In keeping with CDC guidelines, only 50 guests at a time will be allowed to visit with the family.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Chad Foster officiating. Interment will follow the ceremony at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer.

Ms. Tarrant was born Feb. 22, 1956, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Melvin and Fern (Stephens) Alexander. 

She worked for many years, providing in-home healthcare to senior citizens. She worked for HD Smith in Springfield, and was a receptionist for Moffitt Funeral Home in Morrisonville.

A member of the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ, and she volunteered for many years at Morrisonville-Palmer Food Pantry. She loved playing Bingo with her friends, and enjoyed going to yard sales, mushroom hunting, picking berries and vegetable gardening. Most of all, she enjoyed being a mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Christina Wiseman of Palmer, JayR Tarrant of Morrisonville and Jonathan (Elise Fryman) Tarrant of Mt. Auburn; grandchildren, Kelly (Michael) Hadley, Matthew Tarrant, Alissa Sharp, Jayson Tarrant, Lucus Tarrant, Bailee Rigney, Mason Tarrant, Trenton Tarrant, Alexander Tarrant, Damien Tarrant, Andrew Tarrant, Sara Fryman, Emma Fryman and Grayson Fryman; sister, Thelma “Jeannie” (Roland) Richards of Chandlerville; sister-in-heart, Kathy Garmon of Taylorville; special nieces, Jenny Garmon and Kimberley (Jesse) Adrian; and friend and ex-husband, Harry Horrer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jarod A. Tarrant; and son-in-law, Tommy Wiseman.

Memorials may be made to the Morrisonville-Palmer Food Pantry, Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry or Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois.

Online condolences may be left at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.


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