Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL


Elaine Ruth Tutt

January 16, 1944July 2, 2019

Auburn, IL-Elaine Ruth Tutt, 75, of Auburn, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 3:48 am Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Elaine was born in Springfield, January 16, 1944 the daughter of Theodore and Bertha (Neuner) Isenberg. She married Roy F. Tutt Jr. in Springfield, May 25, 1980 and he preceded her in death January 10, 2000. Her parents and an infant brother also preceded her in death. Elaine worked for McDonald’s and then for many years owned and operated an in home daycare for over 25 years. After her retirement, her love for children continued as she then assisted her daughter Debbie with her in home daycare for 15 years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield. She was an Avon Lady for over 20 years, leading her district for many of those years. An avid bowler, she was a member of the Springfield Women’s Bowling Association. Surviving are her children: Debbie (Rusty) Howard of Virden, IL, Christina (James) Sanders of Springfield and Christopher Tutt of Auburn, IL. She has 8 grandchildren: Heather (Brian) Kiers of Rochester, IL, Justin (Amanda) Howard of Springfield, Brycen, Kaylee and Xander Tutt of Auburn, IL, and Miranda, Haleigh and Chloe Sanders of Springfield. There are 3 great grandchildren, Heidi, Lily and Ainsley. Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, IL where the family will greet family and friends from 11:30 am Friday, July 5, 2019 until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Pam Mitcham will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation.


  • Parkinson's Foundation


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019


Elaine Ruth Tutt

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Carol Vincent

July 7, 2019

To Elaine's Family:
I just saw Elaine's obituary online and am very sorry for your loss. I knew Elaine (and some of her family) from the Mixed Nuts bowling league; and, on numerous occasions, we had met for dinner. I have not seen Elaine for a couple of years, but I will always remember her hearty laugh and the love she had for her family.

Sheila Presbrey

July 4, 2019

All of us at Famous Salon wish to extend our deepest sympathy. We were deeply blessed to have been a part of Elaine's life for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Elaine fly high pain free!

Famous Salon Staff

Linda and Doyle Worlow

July 3, 2019

No way to know how many little lives Elaine touched through her many years of daycare service. What a treasure to have such a loving person to care for your precious little ones. Elaine never wanted to retire from life - she kept on going no matter what. Our prayers for her family and many friends.

Jessica Miller

July 2, 2019

Elaine started babysitting me when I was around 5 or 6... she was a tough cookie but she loved us like her own. She was a
Second mother to my mom and like a grandma to me... I was the oldest kid in the daycare so during nap I would
Get to sit up with her and Roy either playing chess with him or watching soap operas with her. I spent a majority of my childhood in her house and all though we didn’t speak as much as we should have,
We never lost contact over the last 25 years... her and Roy will always have a special place in my heart. I’ll hold on to the memories of watching her bowl or make those shirts she used to make... or our pizza nights and when we would stay the night and get to hang out in the den because I always loved the fireplace. I love u Elaine and I know you are in a better place and pain free.