SHABBONA – Virginia George, 87, of Shabbona, Ill., died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb.
Born June 2, 1925, on the family farm in rural Paw Paw, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Firkins) Hawbaker, Virginia married Gilbert C. "Gib" George on Sept. 25, 1943, in Earlville.
Virginia was a farm wife and was often seen working side by side with Gib on the farm. She worked at the ammunition/hemp plant north of Shabbona during World War II
, at Goken Automotive in Shabbona and WR Mullins and Co. in Shabbona.
She loved gardening, working in the yard, planting flowers and traveling. Virginia served as a volunteer at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. She was a longtime member of the Shabbona United Church of Christ and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family.
Survivors include her son, Chuck (Delores) George of Waterman; three daughters, Sharon Johnson of Sycamore, Sandy (Gene) Denton of Rockford and Diana Vandaele (Todd WIlliams) of Union Grove, Wis.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on Nov. 26, 1987, three brothers; two sisters; a grandson, Jason Espe; and a son-in-law, Mike Johnson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Shabbona United Church of Christ with Pastor James Allen officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services at the church.
A memorial is being established.
Arrangements were completed by Jacobson Funeral Home in Shabbona.