Juanita Elliott, 79, of Heyworth, passed away Saturday (Dec. 9, 2017) at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, after courageously battling multiple medical problems.
Per her wishes, a graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, with the Rev. Jim Warren officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita was born Sept. 19, 1938, in Clinton, to Veryl and Freda Swartz Crutcher. She attended Clinton High School and graduated in 1956. She married Ronald Elliott on June 28, 1957. Juanita became a passionate and talented homemaker, loving mother and extraordinary grandmother. Her family and home brought her unlimited joy.
Juanita became a dedicated affiliate of the First Christian Church in Bloomington, where she enjoyed preparing for and teaching Sunday school lessons as well as contributing to funeral meals at the church. Juanita delighted in planting and tending to her many flower gardens each year.
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steven Elliott; sister, Diana Crutcher; brothers, Russell Crutcher, Roy Crutcher and Merl Crutcher.
Juanita is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ronnie; son, David, and his daughter, Faith; daughter Chris, and her husband, Michael, and their sons, Evan, Grant and Carter; son, Tim and his wife, Tami, and their sons, Logan, Levi and Layten. She is also survived by her brother, Veryl Crutcher, and his wife, Sue.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church, 401 W. Jefferson St., Bloomington, IL 61701. Condolences may be left in Juanita’s guestbook at www.calvertmemorial.com.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the dedicated and caring staff at the OSF Medical Center, particularly the nurses, who provided care and comfort to Juanita and her family throughout her difficult illness.