Virginia Adams


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Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 5:40 pm
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Funeral services for Virginia R. Adams, 97, formerly of East Moline, will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Adams died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Champaign County Nursing Home, Champaign, Ill. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, East Moline, where she had been a member.
Virginia Birkhead was born Dec. 19, 1915, in Winfield, Mo., the daughter of Mahlon and Maude Miller Birkhead. She married C. Clifford Adams on Aug. 23, 1947, in East Moline. He died July 5, 2003.
She was a graduate of Missouri Business School, St. Louis, and had worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in St. Louis.
Survivors include her sons, Robert, Prescott, Ariz., and Kent, Champaign; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Muriel Birkhead, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Paul and Miller Birkhead.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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