Janet Elaine Sutton, 73, of Kewanee, Il. died at 5:25 P.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at her home. Janet was born January 21, 1940 in Kewanee the daughter of Elmer and Linnea (Ericson) Hepner. She obtained her GED through Black Hawk East Jr. College. Janet married Donald Sutton on July 14, 1957 in Kewanee. He survives along with four sons Donald (Sue) Sutton of Champaign, Il., Mark (Diana) Sutton of Neponset, Il., Jerry Sutton of Kewanee, Allen Sutton and his special friend Kasey of Morris, Il., three daughters Diane (Rodney) McVey of North Henderson, Il., Alice (Peter) Moore of California, Julie Ingle and her special friend Bob of Kewanee. 21 grandchildren, 11 great grand children and 3 step grandchildren, one brother Elmer Hepner of Geneseo, Il. and one sister Eloise Lindstrom of Yucca Valley, Ca. and several nieces and nephews. Janet was preceded in death by her parents and 3 grandchildren.
Janet had been employed at the former Dora Shields Restaurant in Kewanee. She worked in Home Health Care for 8 years and was an associate at Wal-Mart for 14 years prior to her retirement in 2011.
She had been a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kewanee. Janet enjoyed reading, working in her flower gardens, cooking and watching cooking shows on TV. She loved her pet Chihuahua’s Izzy and Lady.
Cremation was accorded. A private graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, July 11, 2013 in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. Pastor David Gerke of Faith Lutheran Church, Kewanee will officiate. There will be no visitation. The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Janet Sutton Memorial Fund and left at the funeral home.