Mrs. Groh was a graduate of the Summers Business College, worked for the federal civil service until her retirement, and was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Organization. A member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, Virginia was a past member of the quilters and the Women’s Day Fellowship at the church. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and playing bridge, and loved spending time with her family.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Lester H. Groh, whom she married on December 10, 1949, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, and who died on August 18, 1987; her father, Julius Caesar; her mother, Anna, nee Dressler, Lacy; one brother, Julius F. (Davida) Caesar; and one sister, Calpurnia M. (Orville) Koehler.
Surviving are two daughters, Annette M. Groh of Florissant, MO,
and Jennifer J. (Paul) Moffett of Florissant, MO;
two grandchildren, Sarah J. Moffett Hanson
and Neal A. Moffett;
two great-grandchildren, Elliot and Merrit Hanson.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Herbert Schafale officiating.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
How lucky we are to have had Virginia in our lives. Thoughts of her will always be gentle on our minds, especially when the peaches are ripe, sweet, sticky and perfect for pies. In loving remembrance from Jim’s family.
Elizabeth Caesar, Mill Creek, WA, 98012
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Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap. 1019, Mascoutah, IL, 62258
I used to quilt with Virginia at church…how I loved to hear all of her stories and her giggling. She was a special lady! My condolences to her family.
Robin Masker, Belleville, Il, 62223