Violet Crafton

PEORIA - Violet J. "Vi" Crafton, age 69, of Courtyard Estates in Peoria, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 5:15 a.m. at her residence.

She was born May 28, 1944, in Peoria to Richard and Lillian (Johnson) Elliott. She married Woodrow Crafton and he passed away April 19, 1978, in Iowa City, Iowa.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard Elliott.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela Scott of Peoria, Patricia Elliott of Peoria and Amanda (Jenielle) Crafton of Washington; three sons, Bob (Michelle) Elliott of Macomb, Allen (Sherri) Hulin of Peoria and Woodrow (Kim) Crafton Jr. of Peoria; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jean Herrberg of Bowling Green, Ind., Debbie (Tim) Klein of East Moline, Angela (Tom) Couri of Washington and Laura (Bryan) Boone of Dunlap; three brothers, Roger Elliott of Pekin, Chuck (Valerie) Elliott of O'Fallon, Mo., and Ken (Lori) Elliott of Laura, Ill.; and one sister-in-law, Sue Elliott of Peoria.

Violet worked for years in the food industry in the Peoria area. Following her retirement, she devoted her time and energy to being a foster grandparent through the Peoria Foster Grandparent Program.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be Monday, March 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Child Care Foster Grandparent Program at 210 Spalding Ave., Peoria, IL 61603.

Please view Violet's obituary online at

Funeral Home

Remmert Funeral Home
521 East Washington Street East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-9613

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 29, 2014