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Virginia B. Macdonald

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Virginia B. Macdonald of Arlington Heights Services for retired State Senator Virginia B. Macdonald (nee Blue), 87, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at St. Simon's Episcopal Church, 717 W. Kirchoff Road, Arlington Heights. The Rev. Robert Dekker will officiate. Interment will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Born Oct. 24, 1920, in El Paso, Texas, she died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family. VIrginia served in the Illinois House from 1973 to 1983, and the Illinois Senate from 1983 to 1994, representing District 27. She was very active in Illinois politics for more than 40 years and served as delegate to the Illinois Constitutional Convention from 1969 to 1970. She was a founding member of St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights. She was the beloved wife of the late Alan H. Macdonald; loving mother of Susan (John) Van Bramer of Palatine and Alan H. Macdonald Jr. of Arlington Heights; cherished grandmother of Rebecca, Diana, Michael and Joseph Van Bramer and Michelle (Christopher) Smudde; and dear sister of the late Richard and Hendrix Blue. For information, 847-253-5423.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from July 15 to July 16, 2008
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