Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jane Franey Obituary

Jane Franey Obituary: "

Update #6 from Chatsworth Illinois Memories


Wife of William Franey


PIPER CITY — Jane M. Franey, 61, Piper City, died at 7:22 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 9, 2010) at the Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka, following a lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis.

Her funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Piper City, with the Rev. Michael Pennock officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Piper City. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, with recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Jane was born March 8, 1948, at Fairbury Hospital, daughter of John R. “Jack” and Marjorie V. Weber Boma. She married William “Bill” Franey on Nov. 13, 1968, in Piper City. He survives.

Also surviving are five children, Bill (Melissa) Franey, Monterrey, Mexico; Becky (Jeff) Swartz, Deland; Jill (Nick) Jones, Morton; Michael Franey, Piper City; and Cynthia Franey (Corey Matthews), Gilman; eight grandchildren; three brothers, twin, John (Susan) Boma, Crescent City; Doug Boma, Urbana; and Don Boma, Herscher; one sister, Pat Miller, Lafayette, Ind.; one brother-in-law, Glenn Mogged, Piper City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by one sister, Judy Mogged.

Jane was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Piper City, and a member of the Council of Catholic Women and had served as president of that organization.

She graduated from Piper City High School and attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as well as Illinois State University. After raising her children, she received her LPN degree from Parkland College and was a nurse at Greenbriar Healthcare, Piper City. She spent many years helping her husband farm, as well as caring for relatives in need of assistance.

She enjoyed high school sports and helped coach cheerleading at Tri-Point High School in Cullom for several years. She was very artistic and enjoyed painting, creating crafts and collecting antiques. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Arrangements are being handled by Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City. Please sign the guest book at

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