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Virginia L. Burdess

10/21/1931 - 10/31/2019

PEKIN ~ Virginia Louise “Sis” Burdess, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 3:48 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019 at her home.

She was born October 21, 1931 in Pekin to Iler William and Pauline Elizabeth (Hill) Voss.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Velma Sego; and two brothers, Richard “Dick” Voss and Ronald Voss.

Surviving are one sister, Lois Brooks of Pekin; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia had worked at International Paper Company for 13 years and at Standard Brands in Pekin for 22 years.

She was a life member and past president of the AMVETS Post 64 Ladies Auxiliary in Peoria and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869 Ladies Auxiliary in Pekin.

Virginia enjoyed watching westerns, bingo, traveling, and crossword puzzles.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Visitation will be one hour before the service Friday at the funeral home.  The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Burial will follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554 or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637.

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