OBITUARY

Harriett Ann Lewis Virden

June 9, 1930March 31, 2021

Harriett Ann Lewis Virden, passed away on March 31, 2021 at University Rehab at Northmoor Nursing home in Peoria, Illinois.

She was born in Peoria County, Illinois on June 9, 1930 to John and Alice (Foley) Lewis.

She married the love of her life, Albert L. Virden on April 23, 1948 in Peoria. He passed away on December 16, 2004. They had 56 wonderful years together.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, four brothers and one son-in-law Hugh (Mac) McQuarrie.

Harriett and her husband owned and operated M & H Auto Sales in Peoria for 27 years.

They were blessed with four grown children, Alberta McQuarrie of Hanna City, Harry (Faye) Virden of Bellevue, Linda (Bobby) Brown of Hanna City and Elizabeth (Steve) Mizell of North Carolina.

She also leaves behind to cherish her memory five grandchildren, Rodney (Diana) Brown, Lin (Rick) Carlsten, Mike (Sandi) Brown, Brenda (Clint) Whitaker, and Leon Virden; five great-granddaughters, Crystal, Amber, Candice, Brooke and Autumn; two great-grandsons, Cody and Isaac; three great-great-grandsons, Christian, Jace and Jaxson; one great-great-granddaughter Glory; two sister-in-laws, Shirley Lewis and Mable Westlake; and two brother-in-laws, Melvin Wiseman and Roger Thornton .

She had a wish to see all her children become senior citizens and she did accomplish that.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate.

Visitation will be held an hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • John R. Lewis, Father (deceased)
  • Alice P. Foley Lewis, Mother (deceased)
  • Albert Virden, Husband (deceased)
  • Alberta McQuarrie, Daughter
  • Hugh McQuarrie, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Harry (Faye) Virden, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Linda (Bobby) Brown, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Elizabeth (Steve) Mizell, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • She leaves behind to cherish her memory five grandchildren; five great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; three great-great grandsons; one great-great granddaughter; two sister-in-laws and two brother-in-laws.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rodney Brown
  • Mike Brown
  • Harry Virden
  • Rick Carlsten
  • L.A. Virden
  • Isaac Whitaker
  • Autumn Whitaker
  • Korey Ivey
  • Cody Virden
  • DONATIONS

  • Charity of Choice

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Memories

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Linda Brown

April 1, 2021

I LOVE YOU DEAR MOTHER . YOU WHERE A WONDERFUL MOTHER . I WAS BLESSED TO HAVE TWO GREAT PARENTS. YOU WHERE MORE THAN A MOTHER , YOU WHERE A FRIEND AND A GREAT INSPIRATION. YOU WHERE WISE AND THOUGHTFUL. I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU PLAYING WITH US KIDS AND MAKING PAPERDOLLS AND PAPER HATS. I LOVED YOUR HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES AND HOMEMADE COCOA. YOU TOUGHT US GOOD VALUES AND THE VALUE OF A LOVING FAMILY. I HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES I COULD GO ON FOR EVER. I'LL MISS YOU FOREVER. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN WITH YOU AND DAD. I'LL THINK OF YOU BOTH EVERYDAY, WITH GREAT LOVE AND RESPECT.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY