Janet Mary (Cink) Lilly was born May 9, 1951 in Algona; daughter of Julius and Frances (Diers) Cink. She grew up in Algona and graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in 1969. Following high school, Janet moved to Des Moines and worked for EMCO and Rees Industries until retirement. She was an avid bowler, golfer and crafter.
On May 24, 1975 she was united in marriage to Ron Lilly in Des Moines. Together, they enjoyed entertaining family and friends and traveled the United States golfing.
Janet and Ron retired to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri in 2013. She was involved in many different clubs and social groups. After the death of her husband she still remained very active and dedicated her time to serving others at the local senior center and was a team captain for her local Alzheimer's charity group. Janet returned to Algona in January of 2020 to be closer to her family.
Janet died Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Kossuth Regional Heath Center after a short acute illness. She was 70.
She is survived by her daughter, Stacie (Tucker) Ford of Northville, MI; step-children, Tom (Sharon) Lilly of Ankeny, Ron (Amy) Lilly Jr. of Ankeny, Rhonda (Dan) Kinsey of Plano, TX; grandsons, Harrison and Garret Ford; siblings, Robert (Beverly) Cink of Algona, Beth (Dick) Crabtree of St. George, UT, Alice Nelson of Algona, Patty (Herb) Clark of St. Louis, MO; twin brother, Gerald "Jerry" (Linda) Cink of Titonka; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ron; and infant brother, Joseph.