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Litchfield, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Litchfield age 84, of Knoxville, Illinois died on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 6:35 A.M. at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois.

She was born on May 3, 1925 in Table Grove, Illinois, the daughter of John Roy and Marie Chenoweth Johnson.

She married James H. Litchfield on August 10, 1947 in Macomb, Illinois.

He survives of Knoxville, Illinois.

Also surviving are:

Sons: John William (Marilyn R.) Litchfield of Seymour, Illinois, James Bruce (Mary) Litchfield of Urbana, Illinois, Joe Steven (Cynthia) Litchfield of Swedesburg, Iowa and Jay Robert (Beryl) Litchfield of Bangladesh

Daughter: Joyce Ann (Thomas) Tournear of Dover, Illinois

Nine Grandchildren: Kimberly, Michael, Emily, Mark, Laura, David and Elizabeth Litchfield; Sarah and Nathan Tournear

Preceded in death by her parents and stepmother

She was reared and educated in Table Grove, Illinois graduating from Bardolph High School in 1943. She graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

She taught second grade in Rantoul, Illinois and then taught second grade at Willitts School in Monmouth, Illinois. In 1949 she moved to Knoxville, IL and began teaching second grade at Knoxville Grade School until she began her family. Later she returned to teaching, providing remedial reading instruction.

She was a very active member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church for 61 years serving on the church board, Sunday school teacher, parish visitor and supported missions by serving on the board of directors for the Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana, Illinois.

She was a long time member of the PEO and served as Chaplain for many years.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Knoxville United Methodist Church, 303 South Broad Street, Knoxville, Illinois.

Rev. Robert Herath officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois.

Burial in Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Knoxville United Methodist Church or the Cunningham Children's Home. Online condolences may be made or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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