Virginia L. Garrett

  • Born: July 14, 1928
  • Died: April 15, 2019
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

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Virginia L. Garrett, age 90, of Rock Falls, died Monday, April 15, 2019 at her home.

Virginia was born July 14, 1928 in Streator the daughter of Howard and Mary (Richards) Leathers. She married Vernon E. Garrett on April 17, 1948 in Flora. He preceded her in death on October 15, 1990. Virginia was a homemaker and was employed part time at Singing Wheels Skating Rink in Sterling for 20 years. She attended Como Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for several years.

Survivors include seven children, Sonia (David Allen) Cummings of Port Richey, Fla., Jeannene Garrett of Rock Falls, Robert Garrett of Rock Falls, Rebecca Garrett of Flintstone, Ga., Brenda Morris of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Timothy Garrett of Missoula, Mont. and Howard Garrett of Rock Falls; three sisters, Isabelle Taylor of Mt. Vernon, Bessie Sprehe of Hoyelton and Blanche Burge of Sterling; one brother, Doug (Shirley Barta) Leathers of Rock Falls; one sister-in-law, Marguerite Leathers of Poland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one brother, Thomas Leathers; one sister, Fern Leathers; four nephews; three brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law.

Graveside services will take place on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora with Deacons Isabelle and Ernie Taylor officiating.