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Virginia J. Williams

June 7, 1934 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 83)


   Virginia Jane Rose Williams, 83, of Quincy, IL passed away 4:35 p.m. Wednesday (April 11, 2018) at Good Samaritan Home.

   Virginia was born on June 7, 1934, in Augusta, IL to John Basil and Violet Greenleaf Rose.  She married Larry Keith Williams on January 17, 1959 in Peoria, Illinois.  He survives.

   After working at both Moorman Manufacturing (ADM) and Gates Radio (Harris), Virginia and Larry started Williams Shooter's Supply in their basement in 1971.  For more than 40 years Virginia loved helping to run the company with her husband, and later, both of her children.

   In her free time Virginia loved to read, bake, and travel.  She visited all 50 states, Washington DC, and several foreign countries never meeting a stranger. She always preferring to travel by train when possible.  She and her husband also traveled across the country camping in their RV for many years.  Virginia also created beautiful handiwork including sewing bears for children visiting Blessing Hospital and placemats to raise money for St. Jude, as well as stitching countless wall hangings and gifts for friends and family.
   She was a member of the Great River Genealogical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, a past Worthy Matron of Grace Whipple Chapter 312 Order of the Eastern Star, the Red Hat Society and a local card club as well as being a "Ham" radio operator.  She was a member of the Union United Methodist Church where she also served as a Sunday School teacher and for over a decade as the church Treasurer.

   Virginia is survived by her husband, Larry, of Quincy; a daughter Amy Hopkins (Paul) of Canton, MO; a son Kent (Leanne) Williams of Quincy, two grandchildren, Kathryn Williams of Bangor, ME and Daniel Williams of Quincy; former daughter-in-law, Pamela Wiewel of Quincy; two brothers James Rose of Stockton, CA and Charles Rose of Paloma, IL along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
   Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters-in-law, Betty Rose and Helen Rose; and one nephew Stanley Rose.

   Funeral services will be held  Tuesday, April 17, at 10:00 A.M. at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Stufflebeam officiating. Burial will be in Paloma Cemetery. Grace Whipple Chapter 312 Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at 7:00 pm. 

  Visitation will be held Monday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Tuesday until the time of services at the funeral home.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association. 

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