Jane Mortimeyer

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Jane P. Mortimeyer, 89, of Morton, died at 10:33 a.m. Saturday Jan. 31, 2009, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born on May 19, 1919, in Chicago to James and Marie Carrano Gallo, she married John A. Mortimeyer Aug. 9, 1947, in Chicago. He survives.

Also surviving are two children, Nina (Steven) Crick of Loves Park and John Mortimeyer of Morton; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were two brothers and five sisters.

She first worked as a clerical supervisor for Pepsi Co. in Chicago. After marrying her husband, they relocated to Morton in 1952, and she was a co-owner of Mortimeyer Optical Center LTD with her husband until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of Trinity Mennonite Church in Morton. 

Cremation rites were accorded.

Services were Thursday at Trinity Mennonite Church. Pastor Michael Hutchings officiated. Visitation preceded services Thursday. 

Memorials may be made to Trinity Mennonite Church and will be accepted at the church. 

Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services of Central Illinois, Peoria, was in charge of arrangements.