Washington Evening Journal
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JEANETTE "JAN" STILES
Jeanette "Jan" Stiles, 80, of Washington, Iowa, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Crestwood, Mo., following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Private family funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington, with Pastor Kwang Song officiating. Services will be live streamed on Facebook through the Jones & Eden Funeral Home Facebook page. Private burial will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for "Night to Shine" through the United Methodist Church. The Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for Jan's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Jan was born Feb. 9, 1940, in Alhambra, Calif., the daughter of William and Helen (Saulke) Letts. She attended and graduated from Alhambra High School. Jan then attended junior college before attending William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, graduating in 1963. She was united in marriage to James William Stiles on Aug. 8, 1964, in Alhambra, Calif.
Jan was an elementary school teacher. She taught second grade from 1963 to 1972, and was a substitute teacher from 1980 to 2018 for grades k-12. She was an active member of PEO in Washington, Iowa; church Bible Study and decorated the fellowship hall at the Washington United Methodist Church for all of the holidays throughout the year.
She is survived by her daughter, Jami Shelbrock and husband Craig, and their children, Easton, Trey, Madison and Jayden of Plainfield, Ill.; son, Jeff Stiles and wife Heather, and their children, Anya, Kiera and Micah of Crestwood, Mo.; and one sister, Janice Gordon of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Jim Stiles, in 2018.