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Janet McFee

February 3, 1948 — March 24, 2022

Janet Marie Spears McFee, age 74, of Evanston IL, passed away on March 24, 2022. She fought a courageous battle with ALS for several years.

She was born in Lawrence Park, PA on February 3, 1948. Janet was the daughter of Kenneth and Stella (Pilarski) Spears. She graduated from Iroquois High School in 1966 then from Edinboro College with a degree in art education.

Janet was a homemaker, taught private art lessons, and was a nurses aid for many years. She enjoyed writing poetry, jazz singing, clay sculpting, needle work, painting, gardening, and ice skating.  She was an active member of a senior center in Evanston.

She was preceded in death by three siblings: Brenda and Don Spears, and Ethel (Spears) Porter.

Janet is survived by her children, Neal (Ericka) McFee and Nadine Dautovski (Rob). Also, two grandchildren Aurora and Ian Vermilyea.  Her siblings, Kenneth (Toni) Spears, Jim (Carla) Spears, Susan (Mark) Cyphert and many nieces and nephews, and a special friend Rudy.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory for ALS research.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

We will greatly miss you mom, grandmother, aunt, and sister. You fought the good fight.


Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL

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