CHILLICOTHE - Lynnita F. Gustafson, 68, of Chillicothe passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
She was born July 15, 1945, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., the daughter of Robert L. and Dorothy M. (Keller) Forsythe. She married Robert D. Gustafson on May 3, 1993, in Lacon, Ill. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2014.
Surviving are her children, a daughter, Tory Hall of Lacon, Ill., son, Robert (Kathy) Gess of Chillicothe, Ill., and a stepdaughter, Ketra (Sean) Whiting of Chillicothe; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister.
Lynnita was retired from Illinois Central College, where she worked for over 25 years.
She attended Roland Manor Baptist Church in Sunnyland.
She loved to fish with her husband. She was part American Indian and was very proud of her heritage.
Cremation rites will be accorded, and a memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Richland Baptist Church, 2022 Springfield Road, East Peoria, with visitation held one hour prior. Pastor Gary England will officiate.
Memorials may be made to OSF Children's Hospital.
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of arrangements, and online memorials may be made to the family at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.