Janet ‘Jan’ E. Winn

Janet ‘Jan’ E. Winn

Janet “Jan” E. Winn, 72, of Anna, suddenly left this world mid-morning Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna. 

She was born on Feb. 16, 1948, the daughter of Herbert and Ann Cassel Winn at the Hale Williard Hospital in Anna. 

She graduated from Dongola High School in 1966 and from there went to work for Russell and Virginia Davis at Ginny’s Florist in Anna. There, Jan found her calling in floral design and in a few short years she purchased Ginny’s Florist and renamed the business Jan’s House of Flowers. 

She spent timeless hours at the flower shop, sometimes day after day and weekend after weekend. 

Whatever the need, she was there for her people.  She befriended them to no end. She comforted them in times of sorrow and shed tears right along with them, as she handled their situation. 

Occasionally she serviced as many as 30 or more funerals a month. 

Recently, she was asked to again design flowers for a couple’s special 50th anniversary; she had done the floral pieces for the couple’s wedding 50 years prior to the special anniversary.

She was self-taught in floristry: it was her business, her know. She loved it. She was an excellent floral designer; she had an eye for art and was an artist with her flowers, with paintings and in stitchery. 

She loved her family and reading. She loved nature in all of its abundance and when time allowed she relaxed in a quiet country woodsy setting with her dear Homer Airdoodle and Sugar Cookie Blue. She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church for many years. 

She will be dearly missed, leaving behind her sister Brenda (Mervyn) Tripp of Anna; nephew Eric (Tabitha) Tripp of Anna; niece Autumn (Shawn Ward) Funkhouser of Metropolis; three special great-nephews, Gavin Tripp, Wyatt Funkhouser and Ridge Funkhouser; special grandniece Mikaya Kosie Tripp; an aunt and uncle, cousins, a special friend Bob, and an abundance of friends, as she never knew a stranger. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents and great-grandparents, aunts and uncles, and many friends.

Graveside funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Anna City Cemetery, with the Rev. LaRue Parr officiating. Interment in the Anna City Cemetery immediately followed the funeral services.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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