Virginia Small obit

Virginia Small

ROANOKE – Virginia Small, 100, died at 1:45 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

She was born Dec. 14, 1918, the daughter of Philip and Nettie DeWilde Weyeneth. She married George F. Small on July 28, 1940, in Roanoke. He died July 2, 1979. 

Survivors include one son, William (Kay) Small, Champaign; one daughter, Barbara (Roy) Stryson, Vista, Calif.; three grandchildren, Michael (Ann) Small, Champaign, Andrew (Leslie) Small, Carmel, Ind., and Eric Stryson, Vista and four great grandchildren, Will Small and Wyatt Small, both of Champaign, and Lilly Small and Paige Small, both of Carmel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Phil Weyeneth Jr., and one sister, Elaine Ott.

Virginia was a member of the Roanoke United Methodist Church. She was an avid canasta and pinochle card player and had many friends for years with whom she enjoyed playing. Virginia most enjoyed traveling to see her grandsons play different sports at which they excelled in high school and college. A diehard Chicago Cubs’ fan, Virginia also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting ornaments, making decoupage plaques and glazing pottery. Her family members and friends were the recipients of many handmade gifts and some wonderful baked goods.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Robert Herath officiating. Visitation will take place Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in Roanoke Township Cemetery, Roanoke. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home, Roanoke, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the church or to the AC Home of Roanoke.


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