Jan Personette's end of life costs

*** Please read the most recent update at the link to the right above ***   ^^^^

Our mother, Janet Personette, has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  She received radiation treatment in April-May which reduced the tumors but the cancer continued to spread throughout other parts of her body.  As of September 12, 2018 started receiving Hospice care. 

Since moving to Niles in 1992 our mom has been an active force in the community.  Volunteering and belonging to and actively involved in many groups and organizations which focus on helping others.  While donating her time, to causes she believed in, she failed to think about herself.  She did not prepare for her final expenses.  She has no savings or life insurance.  With her diagnosis coming suddenly we, her children, are unable and not prepared to pay for her final expenses.

As a result, we are asking for help from her friends, fellow organization members, and the various committee members.  Please share this gofundme page with anyone whom you know worked with our mom.  Our current count of groups, clubs and organizations she was involved with is up to 15... We don't even know where to begin in contacting members of all of them...  

Any help will be eternally appreciated!


Jan's family


Re-Enactor at Buchanan Days 2005
When she received the Niles Voice of Care Award in 2015
Powerful Giving Award 2013
Community Gardens in 2010
Jan's daughter's graduation from IU in 1991 with her immediate family 33200780_1537735766344768_r.jpeg
One of her favorite places!33200780_1537735691299776_r.jpeg
Senior Picture
Jan with her grandson, Taylor33200780_153773248324214_r.jpeg

Jan with her good friend, Pat after a play she was in.
33200780_1537809410545855_r.jpegClose up of Jan

Jan working the phones during a WNIL fundraiser.
  • Heather Williamson 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Victoria Hawley  
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Marty Smith 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Andrew Robinson 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Fredda Zeiter 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
See all


Teddi Kella 
Niles, MI
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