Jan R. Monier, 49, of Walnut, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 28 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Walnut. The Rev. Thomas Shaw officiated. Burial was in Walnut Cemetery. A visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut. A memorial in her memory has been established to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Memorials can be sent to ALS TDI, 300 Technology Square, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02139.
She was born on Dec. 28, 1963, the daughter of Harold E. “Mick” and Betty (Kessel) Payne. She married Donald S. “Don” Monier on Nov. 20, 1982, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Walnut. She worked for Clifton Gunderson LLC in Princeton for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Walnut and Altar Rosary Society. She was a loyal supporter of Bureau Valley High School and BVHS Athletics.
Survivors include her husband, Don of Walnut; two daughters, Kristie (Jeff) Cady and Hillary Monier, both of Walnut; two sons, Bradley (Tami) Monier of Geneseo and Jordan Monier of Walnut; mother, Betty Payne of Walnut; four grandchildren, Owen Cady and Shelby, Dani and Sidney Clary; three sisters, Joy (Dan) Hoffman of West Branch, Iowa, Jill (Bruce) Gonigam and Julie (Kent) Mathew, both of Walnut; one brother, Jay (Melissa) Payne of Lisle; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Jeff.