|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1917|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 2012|
God needed an angel in Heaven so he called our mother, grandmother, and GiGi above, but only as far away as our hearts and will ever live in our love.
Virginia Ann (Van Deventer) Cobb passed from time into eternity on July 31st in Hickory Point Christian Village with her loving family at her side.
Virginia Ann entered this world June 27, 1917 on the farm in Wausaukee, Wisconsin the daughter of Clarence James and Grace Eudora (Dickson) Van Deventer. Brother Kenneth Eugene welcomed baby sister, youngest sibling Lois Caroline would follow 15 months later.
Virginia's grandmother, Jennie M. Dickson, was one of the founding women of Decatur and Macon County Hospital in 1923. Her grandfather, Clarence J. Van Deventer, Sr. had Van Deventer Photography Studio, one of Decatur's premier studios of the time.
Mother, Grace, had Van Deventer's Bakery & Cake Shoppe on Merchant Street during the "war years."
"Vandy" as she was known in school graduated from the old Stephen Decatur High in 1935 and enjoyed life long friendships with many of her school mates, including Bridge Clubs and the Birthday Club which continued through recent years.
William Allen Cobb was the suitor that won her heart and they married in 1939 at St. Patrick's Rectory. William preceded her in passing February 2, 2010 following 70 years of marriage.
Virginia enjoyed a career in the medical field which began at St. Mary's Hospital and concluded with Dr. Sterling Parker.
Virginia leaves to cherish her memories daughter, Susan Ann Edwards-Bell (Brian) of Decatur; grandson, C. Ashley Edwards of Ward, CO; granddaughter, Layla A. Edwards of Decatur; great-grandson Zalen Edwards of Breckenridge, CO, and Zavery Edwards of Decatur; niece and family of Tyler, TX.
She was preceded in passing by parents; husband, William; brother, "Van"; and sister, Lois "Babe" Hollier.
Herald and Review Aug 3, 2012
Note: age 95y
Created by: kpet
Record added: Aug 28, 2012
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