Juanita L. (Stout) Ribbe, 94, of Danville, passed away at 6 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville.
She was born Feb. 23, 1919, in Peoria, the daughter of George and Ada (Snyder) Stout.
She was married to Cecil E. “Bud” Ribbe on March 28, 1937. Cecil passed away Nov. 30, 2010.
Juanita is survived by her two children, Jim (Ramona) Ribbe and Sandy (Bob) Weaver, both of Danville. Juanita also is survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her foster son, Larry (Michele) Pattison of Pasadena, Calif., and one niece, Joann (Dean) Bowman of Danville. Her parents, three sisters and two brothers preceded Juanita in death.
Juanita graduated from Danville High School. After school, Juanita went to work for Eisner-Jewel Grocery. She became district manager of the Bakery Department. Juanita worked for Eisner for 25 years. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Danville. Juanita loved nothing more than helping people and spending time with her family.
A celebration of Juanita’s life will begin with a visitation 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 8, with service following at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life of Celebration Home, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. She will be entombed at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville.
Memorial contributions may be made in Juanita’s name to the Bethel Lutheran Church. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.