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ROBERTS - Virginia Rose Gaines, 86, of Roberts, died at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2005) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Roberts, with the Rev. John Balluff officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lamb-Young Funeral Home, 108 N. Walnut St., Roberts. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Roberts.

Mrs. Gaines was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Bloomington, a daughter of Joseph F. and Gertrude Schulz Thoennes. She married Donavan Gaines on May 2, 1945, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington. He survives. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

Also surviving are their children, Mary Sue (Don) Weakman, Piper City; Richard (Catherine) Gaines, Orlando, Fla.; Jeffrey (Rhoda) Gaines, Champaign; David (Sue) Gaines, Naples, Fla., and Gary Gaines, Bloomington; her grandchildren, Matthew Weakman, Daniel (Sharee') Weakman, Lauren Gaines, Erin (Anthony) Ebbole, Craig (Christin) Gaines, Jennifer Gaines, Cory Gaines, Sarah "Katy" Gaines and Michael Gaines; and her brothers, Thomas Thoennes and John "Jack" Thoennes, both of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Joseph, James, Donald and Edward; two sisters, Mary Jane Thoennes and Marian Corbitt; and one grandson, Christopher Gaines.

Virginia was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Roberts, the Immaculate Conception CCW, the Roberts Women's Club, the Wagner-Davis American Legion Auxiliary and several card clubs. She was a past Girls Scout Troop leader and a 4-H leader. She enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling, shopping and visiting with her family and friends. She was always there for her husband, children and grandchildren. She will be missed by many. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roberts' gym fund or to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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