McHENRY – Virginia Vanderhoof, 80, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at her home in McHenry surrounded by her loving family.|
She was born April 26, 1933, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Lowell and May (McClosky) French.
A resident of McHenry since February, Virginia moved back to Illinois to be near her family from her home in Estero, Fla., where she had lived for 22 years. Before living in Florida, she was a resident of Bloomingdale for more than five years and Prospect Heights for 23 years.
Virginia very much enjoyed the snow less climate in Florida, where she was an avid golfer. Other enjoyments included oldies music, playing the piano and singing karaoke. She was a cat lover, adopting several cats throughout the years that were in need of a home. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Leslie (Michael) Guy of McHenry and Vicki (Scott) Collins of Kildeer; five grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Ronimous of St. Louis, Mo., Keleigh (Ty) Foreman of Lakemoor, Ryan Guy of McHenry, Kristin Collins of Alexandria, Va., and Kelly Collins of Chicago; two great-grandchildren, Evelyn Foreman and Haleigh Ronimous; and a brother, Lee (the late Anita) French of Pittsburgh.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne N. Vanderhoof, on July 21, 2002; a daughter, Karen Elizabeth Vanderhoof; and a brother, Robert (the late Shirley) French.
There will be no services.
Memorials are suggested by her family to an animal shelter of the donor's choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 5, 2013