Janet K. Occhi, 70 of Keithsburg, Illinois, died Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, following a brief illness. A Celebration of Jan’s Life will be at Keithsburg First Christian Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 15, a luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for First Christian Church. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo, assisted the family.
Janet K. was born January 23, 1952 in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of George and Ruby Chinn Frey. The Galesburg High School graduate went on to attend Carl Sandburg College. Jan married Thomas Hill, together they had three children. She later married Mike Occhi. Jan dedicated her life to her family and her community. Jan’s community involvement was evident in the countless charities, board memberships, and groups to which she dedicated her time. She was also active with political causes in both Knox and Mercer Counties and chaired many Democratic groups over the years. Another cause dear to her heart was her church. Jan was an active member of First Christian Church where she was instrumental in Sunday school, summer Bible school, events, luncheons, and the summer lunch program.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Mike Occhi; children: Angela Hill, Eric Hill (Jessica), and Andrea Hill (Jeff Bethea); grandchildren: Austin, Hannah, Joshua, and Ian; step-sons: Chris and Jon Occhi; as well as five step grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.