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Janet K. Tharp

April 15, 2013

    Janet K. Tharp, 67, of Decatur, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital.
    Janet was born December 28, 1945, in Decatur, to the late John E. and Nola Faye (Mauller) Meyer.
    On November 16, 1964, she married William J. Tharp, Sr.; he survives in Decatur.
    Janet was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and also worked for Dolco for 10 years and Duo Marine for two years.
    Among survivors are two sons, Joe (Elaine) Tharp and Jamie (Sarah Hoffman Friedt) Tharp, both of Decatur; two daughters, Anna (Darrin) Newbold of Indianapolis and Tina (Todd) Hoffman of Decatur; two brothers, Larry (Patty) Meyer and Gary (Jeanne) Meyer, both of Decatur; sister, Linda (Greg) Clifton, and sister-in-law, Betty Meyer, both of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
    Janet was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Daniel Meyer.
    Visitation will be from 2–8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 9:30–10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at St. Mary Parish Hall.
    A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father David Voors.
    Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to A.C.C.F. Angel Cancer Fund.
    Online condolences may be made at

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