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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • VIRGINIA LEE (CAMPBELL) LAWHORN

  • Virginia Lee (Campbell) Lawhorn passed from this life into heaven on Sept. 30, 2013. She was born Jan. 31, 1928 to Lawrence & Mabel Campbell in Manley.
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  • Virginia Lee (Campbell) Lawhorn passed from this life into heaven on Sept. 30, 2013. She was born Jan. 31, 1928 to Lawrence & Mabel Campbell in Manley.
    Virginia was the oldest of their three children. Sisters Phyllis Pauline and Helen Joyce soon followed. A brother, Gerald, died at birth. Her dad was a farmer and she grew up doing farm chores. She drove tractors and cultivated, milked cows and cared for livestock. Virginia graduated from Roseville High School in 1945 and went to work for Taylor Insurance. On June 23, 1946 she married Roger Lawhorn her high school sweetheart. They were married for 61 years. He preced- ed her in death Sept. 20, 2007. They raised their family of three children: Cheryl Anita (b. 1947), Terry Allen (b. 1949), and Nancy Gaye (b. 1950). Virginia's greatest joy was her family. She was a devoted mom and loved her children unconditionally. She was the only mom we knew who could yodel. Mom loved to sing and passed on her love of music. In 1965 she and Roger purchased a farm outside of Little York. In 1966 she was hired by the Spurgeon's Dept. Store and worked in the house wares and toy departments for 11 years. Her vivacious personality and good humor made her a favorite with customers and co-workers alike, and she made friendships that would last for the rest of her life. She was an excellent cook and baker, and her family gathered often for get-togethers. Virginia and Roger traveled the country visiting their children and siblings who had left Illinois, but their hearts were rooted in the Illinois prairie they knew as home. It is impossible to do justice to our mother's life that spanned over 85 years. Virginia loved country music, corny jokes, puns, herhome and family. She was beautiful, loving, kind and shy. She was delicate, yet resilient. Our world is forever diminished by her passing. Virginia was pre- ceded in death by her parents, Lawrence & Mabel Campbell; her husband; sister, Helen Joyce Swizegood; brother, Gerald who died at birth. She is survived by her sister, Phyllis Pauline Reid (Carthage), daughter, Cheryl Fear (Duane) of Bellingham, Wash.; Terry Lawhorn (Susan) of Macomb; Nancy Worthington (David) of Kalona, Iowa.; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. You have joined the angel choir, mom. We know you are singing pretty.
    Memorial Service for Virginia Lee Lawhorn was held at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. Memorials may be given to Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb. Cremation Rites have been accorded and burial was in Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be no Visitation. Online condolences may be made at www.cormanmh.com.

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