SPRINGFIELD – Virginia Ann Evans, 86, of Springfield, IL passed away at 12:33 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at St. John’s Hospital.
She was born on July 1, 1923, in Springfield to John and Lela Pettibone Swanik. She married Oliver Evans on Feb. 15, 1940.
Virginia is preceded in death by her parents; one son, William D. Evans; one daughter, Peggy Delores Baker; 2 grandchildren, David Baker and Johnny Evans; one brother, John Swanik Jr; and one sister, Mary Gregory.
She is survived by her husband, Oliver Eli; one daughter, Sharon Ann (husband, William) Shaw of Girard; one son, Joe (wife, Diane) Evans of Springfield; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Virginia was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Legion of Mary and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a homemaker.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held with Sr. Mary Jean Traeger at 5 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Sacred Heart Church. Reverend Peter Harman will officiate. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Springfield Right to Life, 316 E. Monroe, Springfield, IL 62701.
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