Janet Mary Nichols, 76, of Sleepy Hollow passed away peacefully November 30, 2020 in Elgin IL. Born in Monmouth Iowa on June 2, 1944 to Harold and Mary (Connery) Meloy. Beloved wife of Fred for 50 years; loving mother of John (Heidi) Nichols and Christine (Mike) Thompson; caring grandmother of Maia and Serena Thompson, Gabriel, Ella and Julian Nichols; dear sister of her twin Joyce (Dennis) Pisarik, the late John Meloy who was taken in action during the Vietnam War, Michael (Lisa) Meloy and Julie (Mike) Hemmer.
Janet attended St. Anthony Grade School and was a 1962 graduate of Wahlert High School in Dubuque Iowa. She always felt she had a calling to care for people. Therefore, became a health care aide and continued her passion. She was an active member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in West Dundee Illinois and participated in activities such as Christ Renews His Parish and was a frequent usher at mass. Janet was a devout Catholic who cherished family time. A loving wife, aunt, grandmother and mother, Janet always found time to make a phone call, send a card, or leave a thoughtful text to say she was thinking of loved ones. She married in 1970 and raised two children with her husband Fred. They built a home in Sleepy Hollow in 1975. Family will remember overnight stays and a hot breakfast before leaving. Janet was a loyal friend and would go out of her way to check on you. Janet you are so loved by so many and we will miss you.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet's Memory to the Epilepsy Foundation. www.epilepsy.com
Please join us Friday December 4, 2020 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm for a time of visitation at Dundee Funeral Home 525 Dundee Ave. East Dundee IL 60118. (Higgins Rd and Rte 72) Funeral Service will be Saturday December 5, 2020 at 10:00am at the Funeral Home. Interment following funeral service at River Valley Memorial Gardens.
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Precautions we are taking against COVID-19
We are taking precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. We can all do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and good hygiene. We will still continue to provide the highest possible level of service to our families, but their health and safety and the safety of our staff is the most important.
We are following the COVID-19 guidelines provided by the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health. We are also in close contact with our local churches and community centers and will work with them to provide the best service possible.
Masks are required at all times within our facilities.
Increased cleaning of our facilities
Stop handshaking and hugging – use other non-contact methods of greeting
We provide multiple stations to clean your hands by either washing (for 20 seconds) or using hand sanitizer
Please try to avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
We have increased the regularity of disinfecting surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails
We have increased ventilation by adjusting air conditioning
Our family room will be closed with the exception of single serve coffee and water bottles.
Families are welcome to bring food but it must be set up outside
Social distancing is required and easily visible by tape. We will also change the flow for visitations to help maintain social distancing
Please visit the CDC’s website for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
During this very difficult time you can still have funerals, burials, and cremations. But like almost everything else in our lives now things are different. Here are ways we are helping families to celebrate and grieve in these uncertain times:
During this difficult time we need to stick together. Funerals and memorials help bring us closer to provide comfort when we need it most. Even though you might not be able to pay your respects in person we encourage you to leave a message of condolence online or send families a card or flowers. Anything sent to our funeral home will be delivered to the family.
We can now offer public visitations or services, however only 50 people at a time will be allowed to visit with their loved ones at our funeral homes. Many churches are starting to allow 50 or more people for funerals. Local cemeteries will now allow an unlimited number of people for graveside services as long as social distancing practices are followed. Indoor chapel services at catholic cemeteries will be limited to 25% of capacity
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