Friday, May 24, 2019

Virginia Basta

Virginia Lee Basta, age 90 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Thursday evening, July 5, 2018, at 6:12 PM at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky.

Virginia was born May 27, 1928 in the Bloomfield Community in Johnson County Illinois. She was the daughter of Cairl James and Opal May (Harner) Flora.

Virginia is survived by: a daughter – Lynn E. Snelling of Vienna; 3 grandchildren – Dawn Michele Snelling of Vienna and Kenneth David Snelling and Jason Kerry-Dale Snelling both of Rockford; 2 great grandchildren – Jennifer Lynn Snelling and Shannon Marie Snelling; and a sister – Bonnie L. Flora of Vienna.

Virginia was preceded in death by: her parents – Cairl James Flora and Opal Flora Mescher; 2 brothers – Marvin James Flora and Val Gene Flora; and a son-in-law – Kerry Dale Snelling.

Virginia was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, raising flowers and lawn work. Virginia was a fan of John Wayne western movies.

She was a non-denominational Christian.

A graveside service honoring the life of Virginia Lee Basta will be conducted Monday afternoon, July 9, 2018, at 2 PM at the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 1 PM – 1:45 PM Monday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials may be made to the Whistlers and Whittlers Senior Nutritional Center, P.O. Box 1372, Vienna, IL 62995.

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