Juanita Mae Swanson
Juanita Mae Swanson
  • October 24, 1923 - January 6, 2014
  • Chillicothe, Illinois

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Juanita Mae (Todd) Swanson, 90, of Chillicothe, passed away at 12:57 PM on Monday January 6, 2014 at the Richard Owen Hospice Home in Peoria. Born on October 24, 1923 in Wilbern, IL to Glenn E. and Grace Jewell Hook Todd, she married Hilmer Joseph Swanson in Junction City, Kansas on June 20, 1942. He passed away in 2000.

She is survived by: sons, Gary E. Swanson and Terry "Squeak" (Joni) Swanson, both of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Suzanne (Ray) Baumruk of Libertyville, Illinois and Brandi Swanson of Peoria; and great grandchildren Jack and Spencer Baumruk of Libertyville, Il. She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Juanita had been the Children's Librarian at the Chillicothe Township Library, retiring in 1988. She also worked at J.C. Penney's and at the First National Bank of Chillicothe. She had been a member of the Peoria All Study Club and a founding member of the Chillicothe Historical Society, volunteered at Chillicothe Township and the Alzheimer's Association, and was a charter member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chillicothe.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday January 9, 2014 at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am Friday January 10, 2014 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Chillicothe, with additional visitation one hour prior. Reverend Eimo Hinrichs will officiate, with interment in Chillicothe City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church or Rescue 33.