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Valencia Rawlings

 
June 22, 1928 - December 28, 2014
 

Valencia “Vee” Rawlings, 86, died at 2:14 am Sunday, December 28, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice.  She was born June 22, 1928 in Springfield, the daughter of Anthony and Marie Taranta Bartolomucci.  She married Edwin J. Rawlings on December 3, 1948 in Springfield.  Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Dennis W. Rawlings and one brother, Michael Bartolomucci.

She was a life-long resident of Springfield and a member of the Church of the Little Flower.

Valencia “Vee” was a graduate of Springfield High School and attended Illinois College in Jacksonville and Brown’s Business College in Springfield.

She worked for Sears Co.; Illinois Bell Telephone Co. as a long-distance operator and State of Illinois Department of Disability Determination Services.  She retired from the Springfield Clinic Insurance Department after 12 years of service in 1989.  She then worked part-time for S.I.U. Ophthalmology Department until May, 1990.  In addition to caring for her family, Vee enjoyed working as a volunteer in school, community and church activities, serving as secretary to the Family and Friends Mental Health support group and the St. Therese Ladies Guild of the Little Flower Church.  She also made and exhibited crafts and participated in various craft shows and fundraisers.

Surviving are her husband, Ed of Springfield; a son, David E. Rawlings (wife Cecelia “Cissy”) of Palatine; a daughter, Danna M. Elliott (James) of Springfield; one grandson, Jay M. Bliefnick of Schiller Park, IL; one brother, Thomas E. Bartolomucci (the late Barbara) of Chatham, IL; one aunt, Leonora Taranta of Springfield and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 4 – 6 pm Monday, January 5, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4pm.

Funeral Service:  10 am Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Little Flower; American Cancer Society; or Senior Transport of Sangamon County, 701 W. Mason Springfield, IL 62702.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm

End Time: 06:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm

End Time: 06:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

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