MORTON - Elaine B. Lindquist, 82, of Morton passed away at 4:38 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
She was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Denver, Colo., to Leo Worth and Hazel Ruth (Hardin) Sterling. She married John F. Lindquist on Nov. 2, 1958, in Aurora, Colo.
Surviving are her husband of Morton; one daughter, Lori (John) Walters of Morton; one son, John (Susan) Lindquist of Naperville, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Haley, Jared, Seth and Chloe Walters and Jack, Evan and Marlo Lindquist; and one sister, JoAnne (Les) Avery of Aurora, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Elaine graduated from Aurora High School in Colorado as valedictorian in 1949. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953 as a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.
She served with the Women's Army Medical Corps during the Korean War.
Elaine worked as a dietitian at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo., and then at the Tazewell County TB Sanitarium in Mackinaw from 1963 until her retirement in the 1970s.
She was a member of Morton United Methodist Church, where she originally formed the prayer chain; was involved with the Stephen Ministry; was a member of the United Methodist Women, Joanna Circle and Nursing Home Ministry; and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Morton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Motta and the Rev. Lori Harvey officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton, where military rites will be conducted.
Memorials may be made to the Morton United Methodist Church Building Fund, 420 N. Tennessee Ave., Morton, IL 61550 or to a
To view Elaine's video tribute or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.