Juanita M. “Nita” Caldwell, 90, formerly of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away at 2:15am on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Delmar Gardens Skilled Nursing Home in O’Fallon, Missouri. She was born on October 19, 1923, DeSoto, Missouri the daughter of the late Arthur and Minnie Ellis. She married Thomas Caldwell on May 14, 1983, and he survives. Other survivors include four step – children and their spouses: Melody Caldwell of Florissant, Missouri, Vicki and Bill Schrimpf of Edwardsville, Illinois, Mark and Mary Ann Caldwell of St. Charles, Missouri, Lou Ann and Steve Gremaud of High Ridge, Missouri, nine grandchildren: Sean Toolen, Andrew Toolen, Bryan Tuttle, Stacy Lyons, Marlo Scholle, Justin Caldwell, Dru Collins, Kala Koerper, Jacob Sieberg, thirteen great – grandchildren, a niece: Donna Copeland and her husband: Clifford, one nephew: Steve Cook of DeSoto, Missouri, several great nieces and great nephews.
She was formerly employed as a contract administrator for the civil service in St. Louis. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister: Ann Cook and two brothers: Bill Ellis and Richard Ellis.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights. Pastor Daryl Fansler will officiate. Entombment will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society Relay for Life Riverbend.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.