Virginia Darnell, 89, of Caseyville, born July 17, 1927 in East St. Louis Ill., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.
She retired from Southwestern Bell after 20 years of service, a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, St. Ann Alter Society. Virginia was a loving supporter of St. Jude's Hospital, and Poor Clare Nuns.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas E. Darnell whom she married on Sept. 29, 1945; parents, Thomas J. and Agnes, nee Lynch, Dunn; one brother Thomas "Douglas" Dunn; and two sisters, Myrtle Leemon, and Joyce Baechle.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Jesse Johnson, of Caseyville; one sister, Emma Reichert of Caseyville; special friends, Jessie Bush, Autumn Hall, Myra Gummersheimer, Amy Schield and Curt Rodenmeyer; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Poor Clare Nuns.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at Herr Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Saints Peter and Paul Church.
Funeral: Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov, 28, 2016 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Collinsville. Burial will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory Belleville, Ill.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 26, 2016