Virginia Webster

VIRGINIA (BELL) WEBSTER, 98 ROCKFORD - Virginia (Bell) Webster, 98, of Rockford, died July 6, 2014. She was born October 10, 1915, on a farm in Douglas County, Illinois to Thomas Allen and Sallie McNeill Bell. She married Scott Webster April 8, 1944. He died April 20, 1992. She attended the University of Illinois College of Commerce 1935-1939, learned to fly in the Civilian Pilot's Training Program and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War 11. She was an air traffic controller in Evansville, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio before her marriage. Was a member of the University Club of Rockford, Rockford Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow, former member of the Women's National Aeronautical Association, Macktown Women's and Atwood Ladies Golf Association. Virginia was very generous and supportive of numerous local not-for-profit and charitable organizations. Virginia is survived by a sister, Dorothy (Henby) Hay of Kalamazoo, MI, nephews, Larry (Roberta) Bell of Tucson, Arizona, Ed Henby of Galesburg, MI., Ted (Joyce) Shields and Fred Shields of Arcola, IL., Carson (Donna) Tullis of Fairfield, IL., and Robert Cox, as well as nieces Norma (Dallas) Puckett, Hillsboro, Ohio, Betty Joan (Shields) Rich Monticello, IL., Patricia (Cox) Thompson, The Woodlands, Texas and Linda (Larry) Mix of Rinard, IL; also numerous grand, great-grand and great-great-grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Scott, brother, Allan Bell, three sisters, Elizabeth Tullis, Catharine Shields Purcell and Mildred Cox, one niece, Barbara Plummer and three nephews, William Tullis, Benjamin Shields and Thomas Cox. Private family services will be held in Willwood Burial Park. A time of sharing will be announced in a future obituary. To share a memory or condolence, visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from July 12 to July 13, 2014