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-Janet Ann Wilcox-

Janet Ann Wilcox, age 70, of Wapello, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, December 26, 2006, at her home. The daughter of Dale and Mildred Bailey Callahan, she was born May 12, 1936, at Ottumwa. She married Berl Gerald Wilcox on June 2, 1979 at Biggsville, Illinois.

Janet graduated from Wapello High School in 1954. She worked at Champion Spark Plug at Burlington for 33 years, retiring in 1991.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Wapello and the Roamin Hawks Camping Club. Janet dearly loved music. She also enjoyed fishing as well as camping. She loved her family especially the generations of children.

She is survived by her husband, Berl; two daughters, Debra and Doug Ford of Colona, Illinois and Brenda and Akan Iniama of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; a son, Greg and Mary Ann Moore of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Sam Callahan of Des Moines; and three nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The celebration of life for Janet Wilcox was held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 29, 2006, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home at Wapello, with Rev. James H. Huston officiating.

Her body will have been cremated.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the American Cancer Society and the First Presbyterian Church.

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