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11/13/2017 1:15:00 PM
Janet Irene Held
December 28, 1953 - November 10, 2017
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Janet Irene Hough Held, age 63, of Raymond, passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2017 at her home in Raymond.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church in Raymond with Fr. Jerry Bunse officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Janet was born December 28, 1953, in Litchfield, Ill. She was the daughter of the late Robert Anthony and Temple Irene Wilson Hough. She was a graduate of Lincolnwood class of 1972.

She worked as a surgery dental assistant for Dr. Millhon DDS in Springfield for 15 yrs and later at Wal-Mart. She was a member of St. Raymond Catholic Church in Raymond. In the past, Janet had taken a very active part and enjoyed teaching the children in the Catechism and PSR Programs at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville and at St. Raymond in Raymond.

She was a die hard St. Louis Cardinal Fan, one of her many acts of kindness; was in 2015 “Aunt Nano” was able to treat her family to a Cards game. She enjoyed sewing, playing Poly Anna and card games and being a “Mom” to her nieces and nephews.

She married Gary Held on January 14, 1995 at St. Raymond. Besides her husband she is survived by; a sister Dee (Dennis) Williams of Raymond, three step children; Jodi (Ed) Springer of Delavan, Ill., Justin Held of Morrisonville, Ill. and Damon (Lauren) Held of Auburn, Ill., and three step-grandchildren: Christian, Dylan and Reed. She was Aunt Nano to Dan (Brenda Tyree) Hough of Raymond, David (Karen) Hough of Hillsboro, Chad Williams of Taylorville, Christy (Tom) Mulligan of Arcola, Garret (Jackie Minton) Williams of Springfield and their kids: Kelsey, Haley, Brandi, Brittany, Zada, Ava, Jordan, Piper, Cooper, Drew, Morgan, Lauren, Lucas, Jacob, Addison, Sam, Sydni, Jada, Lana, Levi and Jonah.

Besides her parents, a sister Nancy Ann Hough and a brother William R. Hough preceded her in death.

Burial will be in St. Raymond Cemetery in Raymond, Ill. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is in charge of arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left at

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