Virginia Greer


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Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 7:03 pm
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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.















 



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