ROCKFORD, Ill. - Virginia B. Allen-Hittner, 88, died Feb. 3, 2013.
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Born April 17, 1924, on her grandmother's farm in Franklin County, Ga., daughter of Hoke D. and Lillian (Halcombe) Bagwell.
She grew up in North Carolina, attended Belmont High School and graduated from Appalachian University. She lived in Springfield from 1957 until moving to Rockford in 1971. She married Robert J. Allen on Sept. 15, 1951. After Robert passed away on April 21, 1982, she married Albert J. Hittner on Feb. 14, 1993. Virginia retired from the State of Illinois as an administrative assistant in 1989.
Survivors include children, Chet D. (Carolyn) Allen and Patricia S. (Tom) Holtke, both of Rockford; grandchildren, Dawn (Benjamin) Hartman of Batavia, Sandra Allen of Chicago, Jennifer Allen of Chicago and Brandon Holtke of Rockford; great-grandchildren, Owen and Emmett Hart-man, both of Batavia; sister, Sarah (Wendell) McDaniel of Attica, Ind. Predeceased by parents; and brother, William "Bill" Bagwell.
A funeral service will be held 10:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Provena Cor Mariae Center, 3330 Maria Linden Dr., Rockford, with visitation from 9:45 a.m. to service time.
Burial will be in Scandinavian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Salvation Army.
Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., Loves Park.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 6, 2013