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“Many fond memories of Betty Lou and Tom with our association with Knights of Columbus and St. Jude Pinochle Club, all the many visits with family and...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Rita Broderick - Manteno, IL

“Our deepest condolrnces, our prayers are with the Janusz family. May Betty Lou rest in peace.Our Lady pray for her. (President - Mount Carmel...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Judith Kozlowski - Chicago, IL

“Sorry for your loss ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Maricarol March-Gora

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Russ March - WI - acquaintance

“Lynn & family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of your mom. The video is such a beautiful tribute to her. May your...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Kalsan & Family - IN

“As I worked with Tom for several years at Sheehy Funeral Home in the late 1960's, I also got to know Betty Lou as a dedicated wife and fine hostess...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Dale G. Niewoehner - friend

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs Janusz. Her and Mr Janusz were good friends of my mom and dad at St Jude. My thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Tom Sharp - Friend

“Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: The Staff of Thornridge Funeral Home - IL

“Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: The Staff of Thornridge Funeral Home - IL

“Condolences to the Janusz family. Betty was a wonderful gracious lady faithfilled and kind. You are all in our prayers. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Beth Gutierrez - Highland, IN

“Thank you Betty Lou and Tom for being so kind, generous and loving to the Clark Family. Betty Lou will be missed. The video of her life was beautiful...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Clark - Orland Park, IL

“Lynn & Family So Sorry for your Loss. Your Mom & Dad were a Big part of St. Jude's Family. Now they are reunited, take comfort in that! Lots...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: CAROL HAYDEN - TUCSON, AZ

“I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE KNOWN AND BE RELATED TO BETTY AND TOMMY. THEY SAID THAT SOMEDAY THEY WOULD SEE BROOKS AND IRENE POYNTER. ENJOY THE REUNION...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Gary Poynter - BURBANK, IL

“She was so kind to The Sweeney Family. Including Tony, Patrick and I, when we had our parent's funerals at the Funeral Home.God Bless The Janusz...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Howe - Grapevine, TX

“Your Mom will be deeply missed and we have been so blessed to have had her in our lives. Your family has taken such wonderful care of my family's...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Denise Jansma - Weirton, WV

“Sorry for your lost, such a beautiful and kind woman and professional funeral director. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Jose Corona - Hammond, IN

“I have nothing but fond happy memories of Betty Lou from my childhood at St Jude till now. She will be missed by many! My Prayers and thoughts go out...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Kristin Knott - Lisle, IL

“Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom. She was always gracious and smiling, so kind. Hope that your memories of her help you with your loss. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Patti and Bob Murtagh - IL

“A beautiful and caring lady. Worked with Betty Lou on many occasions at St Jude. Always smiling and friendly. She will be missed.My deepest...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Susan kubiszak - Accord, IL

“My sincerest condolences to the family. Such wonderful friends and such a great part of the St. Jude family. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: John Carlson - Dolton, IL

“It was a pleasure and an honor to have known her. A great wife , mother and founder of Thornridge funeral homes. Her great smile and friendly manner...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Jack& Helen Mc Geehan - IL

“Ohhh, so many memories throughout the decades...Betty Lou and Tom were close friends of my parents Don and Martha Ham, and were present in my life...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Kyle Hamilton Orlemann - CA


BETTY LOU JANUSZ of Orland Park, FL died June 27, 2020 at the age of 83. A licensed funeral director with 40 years of dedicated service, she was the founder and owner of the Thornridge Funeral Homes in Dolton/South Holland, IL and Orland Park, FL for over 47 years. Januza graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1975.