OREGON – Janet B. Putnam, 88, lifelong Oregon resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris.
She was born July 18, 1924, to George and Lucille (Bellows) Bollinger at their home on South Third Street in Oregon. She was a graduate of Oregon High School. She married John G. Putnam on June 30, 1945, in Oregon. She worked at Warmolts Clinic in Oregon before her marriage. After her children were grown, she was a cook for the Oregon School District for 10 years.
In addition to being a devoted wife, loving mother, and skillful homemaker, Janet had been an active member of the Ogle County Historical Society, the First Presbyterian Church, the Oregon Golf Club, and PEO.
She is survived by her daughters, Anne (Neal) Smith and Susan Putnam; sons, John (Deborah) Putnam and David Putnam; grandchildren, Nathan (Kyle Cervantes) Putnam and Elizabeth (David) Paulsen; great-grandchildren, Sam, Henry, and one due in February; sister, Sabra Stouffer Fox; and sister-in-law, Martha Betty Diven.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; and a sister, Vera B. Gradert.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., with the memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Oregon. Interment will be at Daysville Cemetery in rural Oregon. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon handled arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon or the Ogle County Historical Society in Oregon.
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