Virginia Deane Carson
Virginia Deane Carson, 97, of Springfield, died at 7:25 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born May 16, 1916 in Sinclair, IL to James Nathaniel and Pearl Josephine Zirkle Lindsey. She married Walter Henry Carson September 30, 1943 and he preceded her in death April 7, 1983.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Ilah Rossman and Betty Lindsey and one brother, Dale Lindsey.
Surviving are two daughters, Patti (Dean) Bilyeu and Ginny Rhoades, both of Springfield; two sons, Curtis Dean (Jane) Greenwood of Melbourne, FL and Ronald Lee (Vye) Greenwood of Jacksonville, IL; one step son, Harold Carson of Noble, MO; fourteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; fifteen great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Virginia was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint. She retired from Sears as a manager in the Candy Department in 1971.
Visitation: 9:30-11 am Saturday, May 25, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3601 Buckeye Drive in Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Anthony Leggett officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Humanitarian Fund.
Sheri Smith Nizzio posted on 5/25/13
Mrs. Carson was the GREATEST lady in the world. She was my next door neighbor growing up and always said I could call her Grandma. She always made my day with just a smile and she will be missed terribly by everyone who was lucky enough to have her in their life. Sing and dance with those angels in heaven and I know your husband is waiting to hold you tight. Love and prayers to all her family <3