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JoAnn Schotthofer

July 17, 1925 June 7, 2019
JoAnn Schotthofer
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Obituary for JoAnn Schotthofer

Peoria- Joann Schotthofer, 93, of Peoria, died on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. at her residence.

She was born July 17, 1925 in Peoria to Joseph and Eva Boyer Vacha. She was very proud of her Chezk heritage. She married Frederick J. Schotthofer Jr. on June 21, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peoria. He died February 14, 2003 in Peoria. One sister, Joyce Knock also preceded her in death.

Surviving are her three adoring children, Frederick J. (Karen) Schotthofer of Chillicothe, Rebecca Schotthofer of Chillicothe, and Stephen (Tammy) Schotthofer of Elkland, MO. She is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She attended Peoria Central High School and graduated from The Academy of Our Lady High School. JoAnn was a member of The Girl Scouts Board of Directors, Peoria Homebuilders Women’s Auxiliary, Amateur Musical Club, Peoria Opera Company, served as past president of the Peoria Ballet, a proud member of The Daughter’s of the American Revolution and was a founder of the Lincoln Group and responsible for the Lincoln Statue erection at the Peoria County Court House. JoAnn and Fred were longtime members of St. Jude Catholic Church in Peoria. She loved to cook and attended the Greenbrier Cooking School and Cordon Blue in Paris. JoAnn and her daughter Becky were founders and owners of the Hayloft Shops for 49 years, were she always had a smile for everyone who came in the shop. JoAnn always enjoyed entertaining, the more the better! Traveling was a big part of her life. Whether taking her granddaughters to Washington, DC., or having tea around the world. Hosting tea parties for friends, family and grandchildren was very special to her. She loved her books and her library- it was a piece of heaven on earth!

The family would like to thank her very special caregivers, Cheryl O’Neil and Dr. John Carroll.

A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church, with Fr. Patrick Henehan officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Catholic Grade School or Haitian Hearts Foundation, 2727 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria, Il. 61604

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

13

Jun

9:30 AM 6/13/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

13

Jun

11:00 AM 6/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Catholic Grade School

Haitian Hearts Foundation

2727 W Heading Ave,
West Peoria, IL 61604
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