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.