Annabelle S. Loftus (Peters), 86 years old, died of natural
cause, Saturday November 16, 2013 at Health Central Park Nursing
Home in Winter Garden Florida with family by her side.
Annabelle was born May 7, 1927 in Roanoke
Township Illinois. She was the daughter of Clarence Peters and
Sonja Peters (Halberg) who both preceded her in death. She married
her loving husband Francis E. Loftus, December 8, 1945. Francis
preceded her in death, (October 20, 1993).
Annabelle was also a sister to Harold
Peters, Ronald Peters, Connie Hovey, Marilyn Smith whom all
preceded her in death and she is survived by her brother Donald
Peters of Minonk, Illinois and sister-in-law Bernice Peters
(Ronald) of El Paso, Illinois. Annabelle is also survived by her
daughter Linda L. Mitchell (Daniel, Sr.) of Metamora, MI, her three
grandsons, Daniel K. Mitchell, Jr. (Kat) of Bangkok, Thailand;
Douglas K. Mitchell (Virna) of Winter Garden, FL; David K. Mitchell
(Renee') of Sanford, FL; and two great grandchildren Nathan F.
Mitchell and Eva N. Mitchell of Winter Garden, FL. She was also a
loving aunt and cousin to many.
Annabelle lived in Minonk, Illinois most of
her life. Due to health reasons, 2 years ago she moved closer to
family in Winter Garden, Florida. She worked at the Chicago
Butchers Grocery Store in Minonk for many years. She was very
active during her retirement, volunteering for several
organizations, loved to travel, and most of all loved
spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and
great grandchildren. She was also a lifelong member of the Minonk
Her memorial service will be held at The
First Baptist Church in Minonk, 300 E 5th Street, Minonk, IL 61760
on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm with Reverend Richard Olson
officiating. Burial of ashes will follow at the Minonk Cemetery,
followed by a reception back at the church. Ruestman-Harris
Funeral Home Minonk is handling the funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for
donations to be made to the victims of the November 17, 2013
tornadoes across central Illinois or support of a charity of your
choice supporting research for a cure for Alzheimer's.
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