Virginia Greer


Share
Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 7:03 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Virginia M. Greer, 94, of Aledo, formerly of Seaton, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is at Candor Cemetery, rural Seaton. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fippinger, where memorials may be
left to the Seaton Volunteer Fire Department.
Online condolences can be made at fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Elizabeth, Ind., to Byron and Beulah Hollis Blackman. She attended the Duck Creek, Belmont and Douglas schools. On May 11, 1940, she married Lawrence "Bub" Greer in Davenport. He died in 2005.
Virginia was a homemaker and assisted her husband in farming. She was a former member of the Scaly Point Neighborhood club and she enjoyed flowers and gardening.
Survivors include a daughter, Lois (Dean) McCaw, of Seaton; two sons, Charles (Pam) Greer, of Seaton, and Larry (Ruthe) Greer, of Seaton; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Annabelle Kell, Jennie Maynard and Louise Engwall, all of Aledo; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents; husband; one son, James; three brothers and a sister preceded her in death.















 




Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




(More History)