Janet Kay Ulrich

June 9, 1938 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Janet Kay Ulrich, 85, of Sumner, Illinois passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Emerald Glen Assisted Living in Olney, Illinois.

She was born on June 9, 1938 in Vincennes, Indiana, the daughter of Marion X. and Nettie Bell (Williams) Piper. On February 14, 1960, she married Charles Ivan Ulrich. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2006.

Janet worked for the phone company in Olney, Illinois after graduating high school. She then attended cosmetology school, and owned and operated her own beauty shop in Sumner, Illinois. She also worked for several different florists designing for all kinds of occasions. She sold Avon cosmetics as well. She later stayed home helping with the operations of the family farm. She was a member of the Beulah United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women in Sumner, Illinois. She also served on the election board. She was a member of Home Extension in early years. She was a devoted worker at the Sign of the Kingdom West. She loved her family and all their endeavors and accomplishments. She treasured her church and church family. Janet had a love for flowers. She enjoyed attending lots of concerts, going on trips, and dancing with special friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her great joy. Janet enjoyed and was a devoted card sender to people for encouragement.

Surviving are two sons: Bradley C. Ulrich and wife, Joni of Sumner, Illinois and Terry A. Ulrich of Sumner, Illinois; a daughter: Julie Morris and husband, Bill of Sumner, Illinois; five grandchildren: Jessica Wellbrook and husband, Tom, Billy Edmonds and Tiffany, Derek Morris, Lori Lockhart and husband, Trevor, and Andrew Ulrich; four great-grandchildren: Hunter and Emma Edmonds, Marabelle and River Lockhart; sisters-in-law Blanche Piper of Sumner, Illinois and Millie Ulrich of Newburgh, Indiana; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers: Jack C. Piper and Jerry Mack Piper; a sister: Marion Jean Engledow; and three grandchildren: Melissa Ann Fiscus, Sierra Brooke Purcell, and Hayden Wyatt Webster.

The funeral will be on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 10:00am CDT at the Beulah United Methodist Church, located at 1040 Beulah Lane in Sumner, Illinois. Burial will follow at the Crest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Claremont, Illinois. Visitation is Wednesday from 5:00pm until 7:00pm CDT at the church.

Memorial donations may be given to the Beulah United Methodist Church.

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August 23, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beulah United Methodist Church
1040 Beulah Lane
Sumner, IL 62466

Funeral Service
August 24, 2023

10:00 AM
Beulah United Methodist Church
1040 Beulah Lane
Sumner, IL 62466


Beulah United Methodist Church
1040 Beulah Lane, Sumner IL 62466


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