In loving memory of

Janis M. Shrader
September 27, 1958 - November 17, 2021

Janis Shrader, age 63, of Quincy, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 1:42 pm in Hillcrest Manor Home in Quincy.

Janis was born September 27, 1958 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Earl Ray and Opal Rhoda Nelson Shrader.

She loved playing with her brother when they were younger. Pens and pencils were her world and loved to write and draw. Janis was always a great helper around the house. She grew up with her family in Loraine until 2009, when she moved to Quincy.

When Janis moved to Quincy, she moved into Hillcrest Manor where they took wonderful care of her. They allowed her to thrive and even gave her opportunities to attend dances, movies, and ball games while there. She was also a member of Centennial Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Janis is survived by her brother, Charles Shrader, and numerous cousins and friends.

Janis was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Services: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Crozier officiating.

Inurnment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Golden, Illinois

Memorial donations may be made to Transitions of Western Illinois or to Centennial Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Sandra Conn wrote on Nov 23, 2021:

"As a former employee at Hillcrest I wanted to share with people all the joy and love that she brought to Hillcrest. Everyone that met Janis fell in love with her. She had a smile that melted your heart and even though she couldn?t talk she could communicate what she liked and disliked pretty easily. The girls and staff enjoyed her very much. I know they will miss her a lot and I could only pray that I would have a brother as devoted as Charles. It was an honor and pleasure to serve both of them while I worked there. Sandy Conn"

George Witt wrote on Nov 20, 2021:

"Charles, Jackie and I are so very sorry for your loss. May you have comfort in knowing how much Janis appreciated your countless hours of company and care you provided her. Your devotion to her knew no bounds and she loved being with you. She will be waiting for you with a big smile and open arms when you meet again. Our deepest sympathy and know that you have been a truly GREAT brother George and Jackie Witt"