|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1995|
VIRGINIA LOUISE PARKHURST was the daughter of Etta (Bushnell) and Reuben Pitcher Parkhurst. She was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Aurora, IL. She graduated from Aurora West High School in 1941. She worked for many years at the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad in Chicago where she met her husband in 1942. Parky, as she was called by her friends, married Richard G. Moran, son of Mae (Mary Cecilia Hett) and Patrick John Moran of Chicago in 1948. They had one daughter.
In 1955, Virginia and Dick bought the Edgewater Restaurant in Montgomery, IL which Virginia ran for many years. After selling it in 1962 she became a manager at the Toll Gate Inn Restaurant in North Aurora, retiring in 1976.
She became a devoted grandmother in 1981 and 1984 of two beloved boys. In 1986 she became paralyzed with Multiple Sclerosis and was cared for by her husband, her niece Debra Walker, Mabel Collins and Wanda Jergenska. She quietly passed away in 1995 with her daughter by her side. She was a very generous and accepting person even during her 9 years of being incapacitated; she loved to have company and waited patiently for her family and friends to come visit.
Her hobbies were cooking and playing pinocle, she loved to play with her sister-in-law Marian and her husband Ray Mueller. She loved to entertain and would invite anyone who didn't have a place to go to her home for a lovingly prepared scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner. She also hosted the annual October birthday party.
She had one brother James Clark Parkhurst (Jessie) and two sisters Elizabeth (Howard Lange) and Anita (George Popp) and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Interesting ancestry: Virginia is a Mayflower descendant, the 9th great granddaughter of Richard Warren (Line: Virginia Parkhurst, Etta Bushnell, Nancy Clark, Reuben Clark, Mary Johnson, Mary Rodgers, Dorothy Wood, Mary Church, Joseph Church, Elizabeth Warren, Richard Warren). She the 20th Great Granddaughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, from whom she may have inherited her ambition and drive. She is the 32nd Great Granddaughter of CHARLEMAGNE (Emperor of the West, 768 - 814), from whom she may have inherited her diplomacy.
Personal message from Virginia: "Everything will be fine, I just know it".
We are all sacred links in the eternal circle of life.
Reuben Pitcher Parkhurst (1883 - 1943)
Etta Bushnell Parkhurst (1880 - 1949)
Richard Gerald Moran (1922 - 1993)*
James Clark Parkhurst (1911 - 1993)*
Elizabeth June Parkhurst Lange (1917 - 1986)*
Anita Mae Parkhurst Popp (1920 - 2004)*
Virginia Louise Parkhurst Moran (1924 - 1995)
Lincoln Memorial Park
Plot: MAB 45-5
Created by: Cathy Moran Truesdale
Record added: Dec 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81534516
Added: Aug. 14, 2015
Virginia was one of the most generous and patient people I have ever known. Even after she became paralyzed with Multiple Sclerosis, she continued to be patient and kind. Family gatherings were very important to her, a tradition handed down by her grandp...(Read more)|
Cathy Moran Truesdale
Added: Feb. 19, 2013
Cynthia (Augustine) Everly
Added: Aug. 26, 2012