Jane Pitchford

Girard |

Jane Pitchford, 87, passed away and went to be with the Lord at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on July 25, 1925, in Nilwood, Illinois, the daughter of the late Fred and Verda (Corder) Hall.  She married Lloyd A. Pitchford on June 23, 1945, in Carlinville and he preceded her in death on August 25, 2001.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Douglas L. and Cecilia Pitchford of Girard, two grandsons: Erick D. Pitchford of Girard, Tyler B. Pitchford and his wife: Janna of East Alton, Illinois, three great-grandchildren: Lucas Pitchford of Girard, Madelynn and Meredith Pitchford both of East Alton, three brothers and sisters-in-law: Jack (Lynn) Starks of Florida, Bill (Karen) Starks of Troy, Illinois, Phil Starks of Nilwood, a sister-in-law: Shirley Starks of Virden, and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. 

She was formerly employed at Girard Community Unit School District #3 as a secretary for 40 years prior to her retirement in 1993.  Jane was a member of Grace Southern Baptist Church in Virden.  She enjoyed being with her family.  She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law: Barb and Doc Ford, one brother: Ben Starks, and a sister-in-law: Della Starks.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Grace Southern Baptist Church, 302 West Wright in Virden, Illinois.  Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral services at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012, at Grace Southern Baptist Church, 302 West Wright in Virden, Illinois.  Steve Ford will officiate.  Burial will follow at Girard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Grace Southern Baptist Church, 302 West Wright Street, Virden, Illinois 62690 or the Girard Rescue Squad.


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Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.

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