Virda F. (Strus) Forbus (1919 - 2015)


Virda F. Forbus, 96, of Vandalia, formerly of Ramsey, died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Fillmore, with the Rev. Jim Vargo officiating. Burial was in Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and one hour before services on Dec. 2 at the church. Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: St. Matthew Lutheran Church or Ramsey Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mrs. Forbus was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Moccasin Township, Effingham County, the daughter of Henry William and Bertha Catherine (Laue) Strus. She married Deward W. Showalter and later married Abner G. Forbus, on June 6, 1948, in Shumway; he died on Aug. 29, 1989.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Butler of Flat Rock, N.C., Janice and her husband Gerald Jones of Ramsey, and Denise and her husband Devon Schnarre of Belleville.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 14 to Dec. 23, 2015