Janet Lee Burford, 79, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 6:06 a.m. Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison, Iowa.
She was born on October 6, 1942, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Wilbur and Helen (Westfall) Tripp. On May 20, 1962, she married Daniel Lee Burford at the bride’s home in rural Niota, Illinois.
Survivors include her husband Dan of fifty-nine years; three daughters: Dana (Scott) McGuire of Nauvoo, Illinois, Dawn Trelsted of Niota, Illinois, Darla (Dan) Wellman of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one son: Doug Burford of Nauvoo, Illinois; grandchildren: Tara, Rosea, Sam, Mitchell, Anthony, Zachary, Acacia, Cody, Cole, Cori, Blain, Erin, Harley, Ethan; great grandchildren: Kayeigha, Kyle, Kaden, Jordan, Raelynn, Maverick, Camden, Zailey, Karsyn, Victoria, Oliver, Brantlee, Ramiyah, Alice, Ryuu, Raven, Damian, Alexander; brothers: Roger (Shirley) Tripp, Chuck (Linda) Tripp, Larry (Ann) Tripp. Duane (Cindy) Tripp; several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are many extended family and friends who affectionately called her grandma Janet.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Her grandchildren, family and friends were her greatest joy. She enjoyed youth camps at Camp Nauvoo, visiting with family and friends, vacationing in Texas, studying scripture, picking up seashells, driving the school bus, playing cards, puzzles, crochet, knitting and crafts.
Friends may call from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo, Illinois.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo with Brad and Julie Benge officiating.
Burial will be at Thornber Cemetery in Powellton, Illinois.
A memorial has been established in her memory for Camp Nauvoo.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sbbfuneralhome.com. Schmitz - Banks & Beals Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.