Virginia G. Northcott, age 97, of Council Bluffs, passed away January 17, 2013, at Risen Son Christian Village.
Virginia was born June 3, 1915, in Evanston, Ill., to the late John J. and Gertrude (Hill) Rezab. She graduated Oak Park, Illinois High School in 1933, and earned her teaching degree from Coe College in 1937. Virginia moved to Council Bluffs in 1951 and began a 28 year teaching career for the Council Bluffs Community Schools in 1952. She taught at Lewis & Clark, Roosevelt, Walnut Grove and Thomas Jefferson, retiring in 1980. Virginia was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church, PEO and was a breast cancer survivor.
In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Northcott, in 1963; great granddaughter, Cara Dawn Rojas; and brother, John C. "Jack" Rezab.
Virginia is survived by her daughters, Pat Mitchell, of Council Bluffs, Sue (Ken) Eledge, of Star, Idaho; grandchildren, Kimberly (Matthew) Kelleher, Michelle (Troy) Cirian, Jennifer (Scott) Croson-Petersen, John (Lisa) Eledge, Chris (Paula) Eledge; 15 great grandchildren, Tyler, Shelby, Colton P., Colton M., Jessica, Heather, Ben, Easton, Nathan, Megan, Danny, Hannah, Josh, Luke, Noah; 3 great great grandchildren, Kaylin, Abigayle and Grant.
Visitation with the family, Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral service, Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Rev. Jon Schank will officiate. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery with a lunch following at the Walnut Hill Reception Center, 1350 E. Pierce St. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.