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Virginia Shewmaker

January 19, 1929 January 21, 2021
Virginia Shewmaker
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Virginia Shewmaker, age 92, of Eddyville, IL passed away January 21, 2021 at her home.

Virginia was born January 19, 1929 to the late Earl and Sybil (Meacham) Randolph in Pope County, IL. In 1946 Virginia became a member of Eddyville Missionary Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school, attended prayer meetings and any miscellaneous work needed within the church. Virginia enjoyed quilting, reading, volunteering at the Community Center and spending time with her grandchildren.

Virginia is survived by five sons, Larry Palmer of Galatia, IL, Jerry Palmer of Simpson, IL, Bryl (Mary) Palmer of Winamac, IN, David Palmer of Golconda, IL, Harry “Butch” (Kelly) Palmer of Simpson, IL; two daughters, Martha (Donnie) Wise of Eddyville, IL, Judy (Mike) Graham of Simpson, IL; thirteen grandchildren, Lori Colbert, Amanda Eddington, Matthew Palmer, Patty Hinojos, Brandy Hall, Ty Palmer, Casie Carmickle, Samantha Evans, Tammy Swisher, Kevin Graham, Kylee Palmer, Stephanie Grider, Bobby Wise; numerous great grandchildren; one great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Robert Eugene Palmer, Joffre Brent, Bryce Shewmaker; two sons, Steve Palmer, Thomas Palmer; two brothers, Dee Randolph, Arthur Randolph; two sisters, Kathryn Smith, Vivian Marie Cox; daughter-in-law, Janice Palmer; son-in-law, Lonnie Grathler.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. on January 27, 2021 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. Visitation will be from noon till time of service. Brother Virgil Cox will conduct the service. Interment will follow at the Eddyville Cemetery in Eddyville, IL. Those attending the service are reminded to observe customarily accepted social distancing guidelines. The wearing of a face covering is strongly encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Home, 949 County Rd 1300 N, Carmi, IL 62821.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

27

Jan

12:00 PM 1/27/2021 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/27/2021 2:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

27

Jan

2:00 PM 1/27/2021 2:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Baptist Children Home: Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services

949 Country Road 1300 N
Carmi, IL 62821

Hospice of Southern Illinois

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