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Janet Fopay

Feb 26th, 1933 - Feb 5th, 2024

Funeral Ceremony:  1 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Kneff Cemetery.

Visitation:  11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home


     Janet Anne Fopay, age 90, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Monday morning, February 5, 2024, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

     She was born February 26, 1933, in Walnut Grove, the daughter of Fred and Sylvia Alice (Gill) Brainard.  She was united in marriage to Joseph E. Fopay on May 30, 1953, in Flora, and together they shared 40 wedding anniversaries until his passing on April 13, 1994.   

     Jan had worked at Sparton Manufacturing before embracing the roles of mother and grandmother, often babysitting for her grandkids over the years.  She was a wonderful baker and will be remembered for making some of the most delicious apple and pumpkin pies.  Over the years she enjoyed line dancing, a challenging game of solitaire, and cherished moments spent at auctions and junkin’ for antiques with Kim.  She looked forward to shopping outings with her sister Jane, a good cup of coffee with her friend Bernadine Boyer, her daily walks with Dorothy Winka, and attending auctions alongside Dorothy Smith and Georgianna Feagans.      

     She is survived by her children: Ric (Becky) Fopay of Flora, Kim (Nik) Groothuis of Casey, Tyler (Karen) Fopay of Flora, and Jon (Monica) Fopay of Effingham; 9 grandchildren: Vanessa Fopay, Evangeline Fopay, Daniel (Felicia) Fopay, Austin (Ann) Groothuis, Trent (Brandi) Groothuis, Noelle Fopay, Kate Fopay, Amanda Fopay, and Johnathon Fopay; 17 great-grandchildren: Landon, Zella, Ashtyn, Bronson, Slade, Zion, Elam, Quincy, Piper, Liam, Dylan, Sedona, Lillian, Ellie, Wren, Brooklyn, and Jaxon; 1 great-great-grandson: Cooper Miller; and a brother: Elbert Brainard of Peoria.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 granddaughters: Laura Eileen Fopay and Claire Elizabeth Fopay; siblings: Barbara (Bill) Walker, Mary Jane (Neal) Warren, and Neil Brainard; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Jane (Melvin) West, Noma Lee (Bill) Stanley, and Charles (Betty) Fopay.

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Kneff Cemetery.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the local Flora Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or Clay County Cancer Crusaders, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Tom & Lou Ann Carpenter

February 6th

Sorry for your loss. Hope you Rick and Tyler are OK though we know it is hard.


February 6th

So sorry for your loss. Continued prayers.

Mary Reynolds

February 6th

My condolences to the family ❤️

Susan Allison

February 6th

Rest in Peace Janet

Brenda Miller

February 6th

So sorry for your loss, prayers of comfort for all of you.

Sharon David

February 6th

Ric, Kim, Tyler,Jon and families- my prayers are with all of you. Hugs. Janet was a great lady.

Judy Lusk

February 6th

condolences and prayers for the family.

Jessie Tolliver

February 6th

Sorry for ur loss she was a sweet lady

Jan Tillman

February 6th

So sorry for your loss.

Carolyn Scott

February 6th

So sorry for your loss, sending love and hugs!

Kent jones

February 6th

I’m lifting all of you up in my prayers for comfort and peace

Beth Wingo-Durham

February 6th

Ric, Jon, Kim and Tyler... I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your Momma. She was always a sweet and kind (ex) MIL to me. My prayers and sincerest condolences to you all and your families. Beth

Stephanie Lyn Henderson

February 6th

I am so very sorry for your family's loss.

John & Lisa Haycock

February 7th

Had many fun times at the Fopay home. She was an awesome lady and will be greatly missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.



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