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Virginia P. Heberg

Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 3:10 p.m. CDT

Virginia Pearl Heberg, 100, Mt. Morris, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris.

Virginia was born May 5, 1913 in Pinecreek Township, Ogle County, the daughter of James G. and Elsie M. (Flook) Personette.

When she was 8 years old her family moved to Mt. Morris.  There, Virginia grew up and attended the Mt. Morris schools.

While living in Mt. Morris, she worked at the Ben Franklin store, the Royal Blue grocery store and Kable Printing. 

She married John Beaver, Freeport. They divorced on Aug. 13, 1954, after which Virginia moved to downtown Chicago where she worked at the Chicago Tribune for five years.

It was during this time that Virginia met Irvin B. Heberg.  They were married on Sept. 27, 1958 in Mt. Morris.

They lived in Villa Park for 11 years before retiring to the west coast of Florida. 

They traveled extensively throughout North America after retirement. 

They returned to Mt. Morris in 1983 where Irvin preceded her in death later that year.

Virginia was a homemaker and enjoyed several hobbies, including hooking rugs, jig saw puzzles and painting-by-number.

She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Mt. Morris Women of the Moose, the Disciples United Methodist Church in Mt. Morris, and the Mt. Morris Senior Citizens Center.

Virginia is survived by her brother, Robert (Kathy) Personette, Mt. Morris; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Irvin; son, James; brothers, Roy, Clyde, Frank, James Carl, and Donald Personette; and sister, Lois Hachmeister.

Memorial services will be in the spring. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris.  

Finch Funeal Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, is assisting the family with services.

Memorials have been established to the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge and Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris.

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