EGAN – Virginia Mae Gallup, 93, of Egan, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford after a short illness. Born April 15, 1924 in Rockford the daughter of Clayton Calvin and Dora Kathryn (Bakener) Hevrin the first daughter of eight children.
Attended Byron High School. Virginia married Keith Knapp Gallup on Nov. 9, 1943 in Missouri. oon after, while Keith was serving in the U.S. Army at General MacArthur’s headquarters in the Philippines and Japan, Virginia lived with her sister-in-law Bernice Hagemann in Mount Morris while Bernice’s husband Earl also served in the U.S. Army. Upon Keith’s return from the service, he and Virginia settled on their farm in Egan where they raised their family. Virginia graduated from beautician school in Rockford and opened a beauty shop in their country home.
Virginia’s family would like to express a special thank you to daughter-in-law Kara Wittenbeck Gallup, niece Dana Dean and sister-in-law Bernice Hagemann for their loving care and comfort given to Virginia. Also a thank you to the Pinecrest Community staff and residence for their care and making Virginia feel at home, and to the physicians and staff at Swedish American Hospital’s CCU and the 7thfloor for their love and support.
Virginia is lovingly survived by her children, Edward (Midge Miles) Gallup of Hales Corners, Wis., Gary (Sharen) of The Villages, Fla., Robert (Kara) Gallup of Egan, Roger (Lanh Vo) of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty (Donald) Pence of Rockford, Margie Hawkins of Rockford, Carol (Neil) Holcomb of Wichita Falls, Texas; brother-in-law, Donald (Alene) Gallup of Mount Morris; sister-in-law, Bernice Hageman of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nephews and nieces.
Virginia is predeceased by her husband, Keith on Nov. 30, 2006; daughter, Janette Gallup on April 18, 1958; brothers, Glenn Hevrin, Kenneth Hevrin; sisters, Mildred Skrinski, Mary Miller.
Funeral service was noon Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with Rev. Rodney Caldwell, chaplain of Pinecrest Community in Mount Morris officiating. Private interment in Egan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established for Pinecrest Community in Mount Morris. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.