Virginia Honer

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Virginia L. Honer, nee Feltman, 93, of Belleville, IL, born August 5, 1928, in O’Fallon, IL, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

Mrs. Honer was a nurse in the OBGYN Department at Scott AFB Hospital for more than 30 years before her retirement. She received many awards in her career at the hospital. Virginia was very punctual, organized, and had a great sense of humor.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Theodore Yaeger, who died on January 5, 1955; her second husband of 56 years, Theodore A. Honer Sr., whom she married on February 11, 1956, and who died on September 5, 2012; her parents, William and Hester, nee Rabel, Feltman; three brothers, William (Dottie) Feltman, Jack (Sarah) Feltman, and Robert (Terri) Feltman; three nephews, John Feltman, Dean Rizzie, and James Elledge; a sister-in-law Doris Zink; five brothers-in-law, Hal Elledge, Glen Rizzie, Paul N. Sr. (Maureen) Honer, Allen J. Honer, and Clarence Zink; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn D. Honer; a niece-in-law, Vicki Feltman; and a great-nephew, Travis Feltman.

Surviving are her two children, Ted A. (Diane) Honer Jr. and Linda R. (Edward) Ott, both of Belleville, IL; four grandchildren, Tracy (Tim) Winter, Jim (Kelly) Ott, Dave (Amy) Honer, and Chris (Crystal) Ott; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Rizzie of Hazelwood, MO, and Carol Elledge of San Jose, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.



4 Comments on Virginia Honer

Renee Hughes said : Guest Report Oct 31, 2022 at 1:46 PM

So very sorry to hear belatedly of Aunt Jenny’s passing. I was happy to see her at the Lebanon IL nursing home when I visited with Uncle Ted years ago. My dad, Jack Feltman, was later in the same nursing home for a short while. My condolences to your family.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Russ Elledge said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2022 at 10:18 PM

You are loved and missed Auntie Gin. Mom misses those daily calls and long conversations. You brought her much joy, which in turn brings me much joy - say hi to my Dad, Grandma Feltman and the rest of the family who have passed over the years. Love you.

  • San Jose
  • Ca
Lois Rizzie (not Louise) said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2022 at 12:02 PM

Gin, I miss you. Rest in peace. Love your sister Lois.

  • Hazelwood,
  • MO
Shelby Basham said : Guest Report Jun 22, 2022 at 1:11 PM

I love and miss you grandma.

  • San Diego
  • CA

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