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Virginia Hood

Virginia Hood

Virginia A.,nee Eckert, Hood, 90, of Lenzburg, IL; born August 3, 1924 in Lenzburg, IL; passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mrs. Hood was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ and the Royal Neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Oscar and Julia, nee Schickedanz, Eckert. Her husband Vernon G. Hood whom she married on October 5, 1945 in Arkansas and who passed away on December 5, 2007. One grandson – John O’Dowd.

She is survived by one daughter – Karen Putman of Granite City, IL. Two grandchildren – Moriah O’Dowd; Nancy Nerone. Five great-grandchildren – Gage, Sam, Kristen, Zach, Jack. One great-great-grandchild – Brooklynn. Her cousin – Gloria Beisiegel of Freeburg, IL. Also survived by special friends – Linda Hacker; Pam Sutton; Judy Kempf.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Belleville or the American Diabetes Association.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:00am

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev. Howard Thomure officiating.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Her & Ernie are probably having a beer together. Loved to visit with her, she will be missed.

    Posted by: Wayne Ruhmann – Red Bud, IL – Friend of family Aug 26, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    I sometimes think I need to call her & tell her the new season of “Dancing With The Stars ” is coming up,or to alert her to a super good “Dateline”,or “60 Minutes” is going to be on tonight & we’ll call each other to talk about it.

    In loving memory my mom,


    Posted by: Karen Putman – Granite City, IL – daughter Sep 11, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    There’s not a day go by that we don’t think fond thoughts of her.


    Roger & Karen

    Posted by: Roger & Karen Putman – Fairview Heights, IL – Daughter & son in law Aug 23, 2015

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