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Velma Stout

June 10, 1933 — November 29, 2020

Velma Stout

EUREKA – Velma J. Stout, 87, of Eureka, formerly of Morton, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing in Eureka.

She was born on June 10, 1933, in Canton, Ill., to Paul and Goldie (Essex) Hoskins. She married John G. “Jack” Stout in East Peoria, Ill., on August 12, 1953. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2008. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Stout; one brother, Phillip Hoskins; and one sister, Tricia Hoskins.

Surviving are her two sons, Greg (Kelley) Stout of Peoria and Brian Stout of San Francisco, Calif.; one daughter, Janine Oltjen of Lawrence, Kan.; three grandchildren, Natalie (Jason), Garrett, and Haley; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Hoskins and Roger (Ella) Hoskins, both of Peoria; and twin sisters, Pauline Barboutis of Bettendorf, Iowa and Paula Allison of Quincy, Ill.

Velma worked at Witzig’s Clothing Store in Morton as a sales associate, but she will be remembered by her culinary and homemaking skills. Her pies were second to none!

She was a member of Morton United Methodist Church in Morton and its Women’s Prayer Chain.

A private family funeral service will be held at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Joel Smith officiating. Burial will be at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Velma's funeral service will be live streamed and can be viewed via the Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home Facebook profile, at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020.

Memorials may be made to Morton United Methodist Church in Morton.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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