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Virginia Souders, age 90, of Kaneville passed away peacefully Sunday October 14, 2012 at Provena Mercy Medical Center.She was born February 28, 1922 to Arthur and Lulu Long in Kaneville where she attended local schools. One evening during a dance at Long’s Barn, Virginia caught the eye of Everett Souders. After a whirlwind courtship; they were united in marriage in her parents home on November 28, 1946. They began their new life in Aurora for a time before settling on her father’s farm in Kaneville. Virginia had a green thumb and enjoyed spending countless hours tending to her lawn and garden. When she was not able to tend to her garden she spent time sewing and crocheting. If you ever visited her home you were met with the aroma of her home cooking. She also enjoyed baking especially for the church bazaar, where you could taste a homemade cake or pie. She loved caring for her pet sheep. During the winter when the sheep were moved, you would catch Virginia taking water across the road for them. Even with all of her hobbies and interests, there was nothing more precious to her than spending time with her grandchildren. SURVIVORS Three children:Roger (Blanca) Souders of Kaneville, IL Linda (Andy) Stavrou of Geneva, IL and Cindy (Ed) Kleren of North Aurora, IL;Three grandchildren:Rodger (Erica) Souders,Chad (Haleigh) Souders and Neal Kleren One sister: Phyllis (Robert) Pierson PRECEDED She now joins her husband Everett Her Brothers: Herbert, Arnold, Ervin, Raymond, and Harold Long VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be held Thursday October 18, 2012 from 4:30-6:30pm at Conley Funeral Home 116 W. Pierce St. Elburn. A funeral service celebrating Virginia’s life will begin at 7pm at the funeral home. Rev. Mark Harkness, pastor of Kaneville United Methodist Church will officiate. Private Family burial will take place on a future date. MEMORIAL In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America . Checks may be made to the "Alzheimer’s Foundation of America" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com.
VISITATION/FUNERAL Visitation will be held Thursday October 18, 2012 from 4:30-6:30pm at Conley Funeral Home 116 W. Pierce St. Elburn. A funeral service celebrating Virginia’s life will begin at 7pm at the funeral home. Rev. Mark Harkness, pastor of Kaneville United Methodist Church will officiate.