OBITUARY

Violet VanOsdol

October 25, 1920February 4, 2021

Violet L. VanOsdol of Peoria, 100 years old, passed away peacefully at the Owens Hospice Home on February 4, 2021. She was born on October 25, 1920 on her family’s farm in Southern Illinois to Nellie and Charles Olinger. She grew up on the farm, but her life would take her on many travels coast to coast and international as well. She married Richard J. VanOsdol on August 10, 1941 in Decatur, Illinois. They were a handsome couple who loved to dance. Surviving are their 2 daughters, Marsha (Lee) Swardenski of Peoria and Debbie (Mike) Romanus of Carbondale, CO and son Richard C. VanOsdol of Peoria. Violet was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, one sister and one grandson. Vi, as she was known by most, was a wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 9. Throughout her life, her passion was always her family and it was her greatest joy as well. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and was simply a home maker extraordinaire. Putting her family and others first always came naturally to her. She was a woman of faith, a gentle and caring soul who loved unconditionally. She was simply the best mom ever! Violet was a member of West Bluff Christian Church for over 50 years. At the time of its closing, she joined First Christian Church. She was a member of the Peoria Women’s Club and was honored to receive their Ambassador Award for outstanding service. She also volunteered at Proctor Hospital and at her children’s schools. A private family service will be held at Woolsey Wilton Funeral Home with burial to follow at Swan Lake Memory Gardens with Pastor Randy Williams officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Peoria Women’s Club Restoration Fund, 301 N.E. Madison Ave, Peoria, IL 61603, Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 N. IL Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615, or to a charity of choice. Friends may sign the online guest book or send condolences to www.woolsey-wilton.com

  • DONATIONS

  • The Peoria Women’s Club Restoration Fund, 301 N.E. Madison Ave, Peoria, IL 61603, Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 N. IL Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615, or to a charity of choice

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Jan & Patti Mueller

February 12, 2021

Marsha - our condolences to you and your family on your mother’s passing. How blessed are we that we both had moms that lived to 100. What wonderful memories you must have for a life well lived.

Susie Papenhause

February 10, 2021

Marsha and family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. She sounds like she was an amazing woman, mom, wife, etc. Cherish your memories of her. Love and prayers.

Mary Burling

February 10, 2021

Marsha and Family,

Your Mom was a very kind and gracious lady! Such a good example
for all of us. You and your family have her wonderful life to remember and to celebrate. What a blessing!

Mary Burling

Lois & Joe Yoches

February 10, 2021

Marsha & Lee,

We are very sorry to hear that your mother died recently. It sounds like she was a wonderful mother and certainly lived a long life for which you have been blessed. Our condolences are with during this time of mourning and celebrating her life.

Lois & Joe Yoches

Richard Lindstrom

February 9, 2021

Not sure if Mom made the cookie tray just for me at ADI, but I think she made extra oatmeal cookies that might have been for me, 2 or 3 at the showroom and 2 or 3 for the trip home. They were really good and appreciated! And I will remember always remember them. 100 years old-WOW, what a life!

Bobbie Rice

February 9, 2021

Dear Marcia and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I knew her when I was attending Calvin Coolidge School with you years ago. You have my sympathy.

Susan Parr

February 9, 2021

Vi, a beautiful lady will be remembered by many for her sweet and kind nature. Sympathies to her family.

Mary DeArcos

February 8, 2021

I grew up going to West Bluff Christian and knew Vi. I remember her as being very sweet and always impeccably dressed - a very special, lovely lady. My sincerest sympathy to the family.
Mary (Andrews) DeArcos

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY