Schmitz – Banks & Beals Funeral Home obituary – Janet Lee Blanchard, 52, Nauvoo

Janet Lee Blanchard, 52, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 8:27 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2022 at her home.

Janet was born on December 15, 1969 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the daughter of Martin and Christine (Chesley) Daly.

Janet was a multi-sport athlete in the Special Olympics. She looked forward to participating every year and proudly won many medals throughout her life. She  was employed by Target and Denny’s. She would often be called upon at work as a sign language interpreter. 

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo.

Janet is survived by her parents Martin and Christine of Nauvoo; one sister: Sandi of Phoenix, Arizona and two nephews: Nathan and Eli. 

Cremation has been entrusted to Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Nauvoo.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 308 N. Durphy St., Nauvoo, Illinois 62354 (2 blocks north of the Temple).

A memorial fund has been established for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Fund. To leave a tribute for the family, please visit Janet’s obituary at

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