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.