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“Jan was good people, my condolences big brother, ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tami Vansandt - Anchorage, AK

“The time I spent in Davenport was surrounded by Jan's Friendship, she pulled me out of a depression and stood by my side through everything.....I...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryll Matznick - Lanark, IL

“Jan was a very nice person, she had a heart of gold and had a contagious laugh! She made working on the job a fun experience and she will be missed,...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: EJ Messiah - Davenport, IA

“Jan was always a blessing to be around. Know that you are surrounded by the mercy and grace of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Pastor Jeff Bixby - Davenport, IA

“I was so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. She was a nice girl, always had a smile on her face and we had good times in high school....the slumber...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Karla Caltrider - Casey, Ia., IA

“Jan loved being there for everyone. She always put others before herself and truly cared about their welfare. She took care of me personally a few...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kiera Cotti - Davenport, IA

“Jan will always have a special place in my heart after working together at JC Penney and Genesis together for many years. She was a classy lady, and...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Angie French-Jaques - Davenport, IA

“I had just talked to Jan at Genesis.I am shocked and saddened. She was always fun to visit with. She will be missed. ...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Merry McCallister - Bettendorf, IA

“I dont even know where to start...she made me laugh...what a great person and how honored I am to have known Jan...I will miss her so much...I am so...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jeri Ryan - Davenport, IA

“I will always consider Janet one of my best friends throughout our lives. We shared a lot of good times during high school and marriage. We always...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Marlene Schalow Gray - Britt, IA

“Gene and I are so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. I went to school with Janet and remember lots of good times, slumber parties, and other fun...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Marilynn Kirkpatrick - IA

“I work at Genesis which is where I knew Jan from. She was always willing to help me out and she was a kind person. I am so sorry to hear that she...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Kronfeld - Davenport, IA


Memorial services to celebrate the life of Janet R. "Jan" Chellos, 73, a resident of Davenport, will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation will be from 1:00 until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home. Keeping with Jan's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Jan died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at her home.
Janet Rae Westering was born on October 26, 1938 in Lake City, Iowa, the daughter of Harold and Wanda (Porter) Westering. She graduated from Adair High School in 1956 where she was crowned the Homecoming Queen. She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart the late Marvin Carlson. She later was united in marriage to Jerry Chellos on April 15, 1983 in Texas.
Jan retired from J.C. Penney's after a 30 year career in their accounting department. Not one to sit around, Jan decided to go back to work and was employed as a switchboard operator at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport.
Jan's life revolved around her family, she loved being around her children and grandchildren, and would do anything for her loved ones. She was truly the matriarch of the family, and dedicated her life to making sure they were taken care of. Jan was always a welcoming hostess, and a "mom" to more than just her own children. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, and in the winter time, watching the eagles fly down by the river.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Jan is survived by her husband of 29 years, Jerry, Davenport; daughters: Nancy Talley, Hitchcock, TX and Tracy Williams, Riverside, IA; grandchildren: Chris Carlson, Andi Yeamans, Rebecca Carlson, Jesse Garvin, Amanda Carlson, Marissa Williams, Heather Yancy, Benjamin Williams, Jacob Carlson, and Sean Garvin; numerous great-grandchildren, a brother, Dennis (Dorlene) Westering, Atlantic, Iowa, and her beloved English Bulldog, Sir Watson McNaughty.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Greg and Jeffrey Carlson, grandsons, Matthew Carlson and James Garvin.