Virginia Elliott, 87, of Granite City, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
She was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Granite City, a daughter of the late Ivan and Mary (Cocheba) Stayduhar.
She married Jack Edward Elliott on Sept. 27, 1945, at Third Baptist Church in Granite City and he passed away on Nov. 28, 2014.
Virginia was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, where she was active with the Forever Young Senior Group.
She and her husband were longtime members of the Third Baptist Church in Granite City, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 23 years. She cherished the years with family and friendships shared at their cabin in Minnesota. She enjoyed her days of fishing with family. She was a daughter of immigrants from Budapest and Prague, Czechoslovakia.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Elliott of Granite City and Kathy and Michael Orgel of St. Louis; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Carla Elliott of Granite City; six grandchildren and their spouses, Travis and Karen Keenan of St. Peters, Mo., Mark and Tammy Keenan of St. Peters, Mo., David and Mandi McKay of St. Louis, Steven Elliott of Granite City, Melissa and Ryan Stice of Granite City and Daniel and Chastina Elliott of Granite City; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy McInerney of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Lorna Smith of McKinney, Texas; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Molly Stice; a brother and a sister-in-law, Paul and Izetta Stayduhar; and a brother-in-law, Tom McInerney.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the funeral home with the Revs. Rich Smallie and Byron Wampler officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the Forever Young Ministry at First Assembly of God Church and may be accepted at the funeral home, www.irwinchapel.com.