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Virginia Mahieu Strong

August 24, 1921 October 3, 2012
Virginia Mahieu Strong
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Obituary for Virginia Mahieu Strong

PEORIA – Virginia "Ginny" Mahieu Strong, 91, of Peoria passed away at 4:30 a.m. on October 3, 2012 at OSF St. Clare Nursing Home.
She was born August 24, 1921 in Peoria to Joseph and Josephine (Speck) Schmitt. She married Roscoe Mahieu on June 1, 1946 in Peoria. He passed away on May 9, 1990. She later married Paul Strong on August 21, 1993 in Peoria. He passed away on October 3, 2008 in Peoria. Virginia was also preceded in death by one son, Michael; four brothers; and one sister.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by four sons, Peter (Jean) Mahieu of Williamsburg, MA, Joseph (Lynette) Mahieu of Peoria, Charles (Mary) Mahieu Of Peoria, and Edward (Chris Johnson) Mahieu of Sarasota, FL; three daughters, Patricia (John) Robertson, Marian “Mary” Barnum, and Donna Wissman all of Peoria; one brother, Raymond Schmitt of Peoria; eleven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Virginia worked for many years in the printing industry, last working at Murison Label Co. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Third Order of St. Francis.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 8, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Donald Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Wright Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Peoria.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of OSF St. Clare Nursing Home for their loving care of Virginia.

Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice.


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