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VIRGINIA PARTCH, age 84, of Sycamore, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2004 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. BORN Mary Virginia EilerPartch was born in her parents home, May 27, 1920, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Dunn) Eiler in Tower Hill, IL. CHILDHOOD Virginia grew up in the Rockford area where she attended local schools. Following her graduation from Rockford High School in 1938, she achieved a teaching degree in 1942 from Illinois Wesleyan College. MARRIED Virginia knew sorrow early in life as she became a war widow during WW II. Although burdened as a young woman, she carried it well and contined to work locally for a time. It was during a social outing with a girlfriend that Wayne Partch asked her to dance. They would dance many times since, but would dance as man and wife following their marriage on August 30th, 1946 in Rockford. EMPLOYMENT They began their new life together in Rockford for a time before she accepted a job teaching in a two room schoolhouse in Esmond, IL. In the early 1950’s, Virginia and Wayne moved to Plato Center where he became the principal and sixth grade teacher, and Virginia taught fourth grade at Plato Grade School. Soon she left the elementary school to become the head librarian at Burlington Central High School, Burlington, IL. In 1983, Virginia put down her schoolbooks and she and Wayne retired to Tipler, WI after building their dream home. MEMBERSHIP She was a member of the National Librarian Association. LIFE NOTES It wasn’t long before the library again called for Virginia. When she wasn’t quilting, and catching up with family, friends, former pupils, and teachers, she volunteered at a library in Iron River, MI. Family outings always came with the guarantee a camera would hang around her neck and pictures would be taken whether you liked it or not. SURVIVORS She now leaves her husband Wayne;Four children;Gerald (Kay) Partch of Key largo, FLSuzanne Diehl of Plainfield, ILJudi (Rick) Neisendorf of Plato Center, IL andGreg (Shannon) Partch of Burlington, IL;Six grandchildren:Carolyn Partch Shipp and her children Cole and Shelby of TX;Andrea Neisendorf of Geneva, ILCourtney Neisendorf and her daughter Raven Peterson, of Plato Center, ILMegan Neisendorf also of Plato Center, Jessica and Michael Partch, both of Burlington, IL One sister, Patricia (Dick) Camp of Chattanooga, TN;One brother-in-law, Allan (Jan) Partch of Loves Park, IL Many nieces and nephews and a family of friends. PRECEDED She now joins her parents, her first husband, Richard Moore, and one brother Robert Eiler.
SERVICES: A memorial service to celebrate Virginia’s life will be held on January 8,2004 at 1:00 in the afternoon at Plato Cornerstone Methodist Church, 41W170 Russell Rd., Plato Center., Il.