Janet Beth Ackerman, age 82 of Ohio, Illinois, died Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Aperion Care of Princeton.
Beth was born on September 6, 1939 in Kewanee, the daughter of Paul and K. Bethel (Franklin) Reed. She married John G. Ackerman on July 23, 1961. Beth attended Tiskilwa schools and received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in early childhood education. She worked as a preschool teacher at the Walnut Nursery School until her retirement. She enjoyed having coffee with the ladies, playing cards, and spending time with her husband and family. Beth will be remembered by many for her love of teaching children and all the lives she touched while teaching.
Survivors include her husband, John of Ohio, IL; three sons, Mark Ackerman of Warrenville, IL, Jack (Vicky) Ackerman of Princeton, IL, and Keith (Lisa) Ackerman of Ohio, IL; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Melissa) Ackerman, Josh (Jenny) Ackerman, Jessica (Jesse) McKowen, Jarod (Courtnie) Ackerman, Katie (Jason) Park, Julia (Jesse) Clinton, Andrew Ackerman, Jason Ackerman, and Luke (Tonya) Ackerman; fifteen great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; and one sister, Judy (Jack) James.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter-in-law, Betty Ackerman; and one brother, Alan Reed.
Visitation will be on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Elkins officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Ohio, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Cemetery or to the Alzheimer’s Association.