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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Jana L Bricker

1959 - 2021

Mt. Morris

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Jana L. (Meier) Bricker, 62, of Mount Morris, IL passed away peacefully at Swedish American Hospital on July 6th, 2021.  Visitation will be at 5:30 P.M. on Friday July 9th with a short memorial ceremony to follow at 7 P.M. at Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris, IL.  She will subsequently be cremated and part of her remains dispersed in Florida and Colorado and the remainder buried in Illinois at a later date in accordance with her wishes.

Jana was born on February 13th, 1959 in Dixon, IL to Theodore and Yvonne (Suter) Meier.  Jana grew up in Honeycreek, IL and relocated to Colorado Springs, CO in her early 20’s where she met Douglas “Doug” Newby, eventually joining him in matrimony on July 20, 1985. She worked as a secretary for several years and soon became financial aid director for National American University.  She later married Ernest “Ernie” Bricker on June 22, 2005 in Colorado Springs and the two retired to Mount Morris, IL to be nearer her family.

Jana was an avid animal lover, devoting considerable time to adopting and caring for several dogs and cats throughout her lifetime. She also had a great appreciation for nature and enjoyed exploring the beauty of Colorado in her youth. She carried on her family traditions of crocheting and quilting and spent her spare time crafting and caring for her beloved family.

Jana was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Yvonne, her brother Danny “Dan” Meier, and her husband Ernie.  She is survived by her son Shawn (Nathan) Wlodarchak and her daughter Amanda “Mandy” Newby; brother David Williams; and sister Nikki Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed towards Granny Rose Animal Shelter or Illinois Valley Animal Rescue (IVAR).

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Rita Howlett

July 10, 2021 7:22 AM

I am blessed to have had the wonderful years attending church with Jana and watching our Children grow up together. Jana was a kind, beautiful lady. I know she is,walking with Jesus.❤🙏

Sharon Lauer

July 9, 2021 6:05 PM

So sorry to read of Jana's passing.  We know not the time or the hour that we will be called home.  Hold tight to your memories and know that she is at peace with her loving parents Sis and Ted, brother Dan, Grandparents and a host of loving pets.  She will be missed.  Rest in Peace Jana Lee.

Laurie Roth

July 7, 2021 6:40 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Jana’s passing. Condolences to Shawn and Amanda and her entire family.

Tammy Smith

July 7, 2021 6:27 PM

She was a awsomw friend and like a mom to me could talk to her about anything and will give her opion 

Sue Heng

July 7, 2021 1:03 PM

I was saddened to hear of Jana's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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