Venita McCart
1947 - 2021
BORN
1947
DIED
2021
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Pekin, IL 61554
Venita McCart
Pekin - Venita Grace McCart, 73, of Pekin, passed away at 7:22 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.
Born June 20, 1947 in Cabool, Mo. to Delmar George and Levena Grace (Archer) Ellis, she married Gary Wayne McCart, Sr., on June 26, 1965 in Cabool. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Shelly Ann (Steve) Baker of North Pekin; one son, Gary Wayne (Michelle) McCart, Jr. of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; four grandchildren, Katrina McCart, Ashlie Reinhart, Gary Wayne McCart, III and Madison McCart; three great-grandchildren, Mya Gibbs, Camron Garrison and Elijah Wayne McCart and two sisters, Debbie Murr of Lebanon, Mo. and Janice McCain of Springfield, Mo. and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Donald Ellis, Lloyd Ellis and Lindel Ellis.
Venita loved children and was an in-home day care provider for more than 30 years.
She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin, where she was the Founder of the Faith Force Cancer Support Ministry. She also was a Patient Advocate for the American Cancer Society and the author of "It's Cancer – Finding Help and Hope on the Road to Recovery.
Venita was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time together as a family.
Her funeral will be at noon on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor David Auxier will officiate. Visitation will be two hours before the funeral. Burial will be in Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Ill. 61614.
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Published by Pekin Daily Times from May 3 to May 4, 2021.
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15 Entries
Venita is truly the finest person I have met and one of my heros.
Alyce Compton
Friend
May 6, 2021
Gary and Shelly, I was so sorry to hear about Venita. She was a beautiful person and will be missed so much. You will be in my prayers.
Anne Parker
Friend
May 6, 2021
venita u was a sweet kind woman you taught me alot we will meet again someday , you will always have a place in my heart now you are with my mom tell hello for me love ya to we meet again vikki
Vikki Miller-Frank
May 5, 2021
i love my friend and you will be truely be missed God bless love vikki and Scott





Vikki Miller-Frank
Friend
May 5, 2021
Venita was a dear friend and like a Mother to me. I will miss her a lot until we meet again someday in Heaven.
Dalene Stewart
Friend
May 4, 2021
Gary, Shelly and Katrina, our deepest condoences to all of you, may GOD give you strength through the days to come, Heaven has truly gained an angel, please know John and I will be thinking and praying for you, God Bless you.
John &Stephanie Zilch
May 4, 2021
Jason Falsetti and family
May 4, 2021
Shelly, so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was blessed to have a great daughter in you. We will continue to keep you and your family in prayer.
Angi and Steve Dault
Friend
May 4, 2021
My heart breaks for you and we are praying for your family during this very difficult time. I am honored that this amazing woman crossed my path in life. God has another angel in Heaven. May she Rest In Peace.
Betty and Randy Shackelton
Friend
May 4, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Venita was truly a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. She took care of our son Cody in daycare.

Dave and Julie Hess
Julie Hess
Friend
May 3, 2021
Shelly, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a special lady.
Dana Davis
Friend
May 3, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. Venita was such a loving, caring ,sweet lady and will be deeply missed. She watched my son many years ago but we always kept in touch. Prayers for healing and comfort
Tammy/Chuck Glass
Friend
May 3, 2021
She was a very sweet woman and great neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Alisa
Friend
May 3, 2021
Venita was so good to me growing up and I'm an truly heartbroken. Heaven gained a wonderful beautiful angel and i am truly honored to of been in her life for time i was.
Lisa Lovett Diehm
Friend
May 3, 2021
Venita was a beautiful and loving person. It was a pleasure to know her. She will be missed by many.
Darlene Mitzelfelt
Friend
May 3, 2021