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Jarrell R. Sutton

January 11, 1933 ~ February 18, 2018 (age 85)


Jarrell R. Sutton, 85, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday February 18, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. in his home. He was born January 11, 1933 in Saline County, IL, a son of Wilfred Jennings & Dixie Frances (Jarrell) Sutton. Mr. Sutton graduated from Bixler Grade School, Eldorado Township High School and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1953 to 1955.  Mr. Sutton was employed by O. K. Grain and Faultless Milling Company from 1964-1969. He managed O.K. Grain Company from 1969-2011. He married Madeline Edmister on September 22, 1956, in Corinth, Mississippi.  She survives. He is also survived by:


A son; Jarrell Rodger Sutton of Ephrata, PA


A daughter; Ann Edmister Hudson of St. Peters, MO


3 grandchildren; Jessica Ann (Jesse) LaRue, Eric Michael Hudson, and Todd Parker Smith


3 great grandchildren; Margot Claire LaRue, Sophie Rose LaRue, and Michael Stephen LaRue


He is also survived by:


A brother; Charles (Virginia) Sutton of Eldorado, IL


A sister; Veva Nell Ramsey of Omaha, IL


He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Sutton; a sister, Dorothy Colbert.


Mr. and Mrs. Sutton were foster parents to several children over the years, including Nina Golab, of Cantrall, IL and Dee Dee Dennison of Laurel, MS.


Visitation for Mr. Sutton will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Private family interment will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Eldorado, Illinois at a later date.  The family suggests memorials to Litchfield Veterans’ Memorial Garden Fund.  

Donations may be made to:

Litchfield Veterans' Memorial Garden Fund
P.O. Box 593, Litchfield IL 62056

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