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Virginia L. Titus

December 19, 1925 ~ June 7, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old


Virginia L. Titus, 97 of Toledo, IL entered into heaven at 6:55 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at the Cumberland Rehabilitation and Health Center in Greenup, IL.  

Virginia was born on December 19, 1925, at home, in Jewett, IL, the daughter of Oscar and Ruth (Trostle) Wellbaum.  She married Otis Dean Titus, on January 15, 1953, at the Methodist Church in Toledo, IL, by the Reverend Clarence Collier. 

She is survived by two sons, Keith, friend Tina Dart, Alan, wife Cynthia and one daughter Joan, husband John Beck, all of Toledo, IL.  She was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren, Megan (Derek) Warfel of Hidalgo, IL, Nathan Titus of Intercession City, FL, Olivia (Matthew) Todd of Casey, IL, Racheal (Matt) Sudkamp of Toledo, IL, Kaitlyn (Nate) Haas of Greenup, IL and Courtney (Ryan) Goodner of Hoopeston, IL.  Twelve great-grandchildren Scarlett, Eva, Natalie and Taylor Warfel, Trace Dean Todd, Elizabeth and Eleanor Sudkamp, Delilah and Emma Haas, and Brylea, Ace and Wyatt Goodner. Brothers George (Shirley) and Carl (Vicki) Wellbaum, sisters Lanora (Darrell) Quick, Diana Lewis and sister-in-law’s Betty Wellbaum, Doris (Titus) and husband Don Kingery, Lola (Titus) Clark, Connie Titus, Pat Titus and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dean in March of 2010, her parents, four brothers, six brother-in-law’s, three sister-in-law’s, two infant grandchildren and one infant great-grandchild.  

Virginia was baptized at and a member of the Toledo Baptist Church.  Virginia worked at many local factories throughout her working career and retired from RR Donnelley in Mattoon, IL in June of 1986. She was always available to help the family with any problem they needed solved. She was an expert in removing impossible stains on clothes or fixing and mending tears.  She could transform badly ripped blue jeans into designer quality fashion in the blink of an eye.  Virginia learned the art of piecing and quilting from her mother and passed that love on to her daughter and granddaughters.  She enjoyed working in her flower gardens often. She took pleasure in working with the children at her church. She would spend summers working at church camp and helping with vacation bible school. 

Virginia was a wonderful cook and had a great liking for trying new recipes on her family.   One in particular they vetoed was macaroni and cheese with apples.  She couldn’t understand why they all thought it was AWFUL!!  Every New Year’s Day she would invite everyone to her house for lunch. It was her desire for all her kids to be prosperous for the next year and insisted they eat black eyed peas, cooked cabbage, and soup beans.  Luckily, she would be satisfied with only one bite.  She had a passion for jigsaw puzzles. They provided her with many hours of enjoyment while she resided at the Health Care Center.  She was also a vicious domino player, and her rules were the rules of the table.  If caught testing her rules, it wasn’t unusual to feel a thrown domino whip past your head. Anyone who met Virginia felt her warmth and compassion.  Her family and friends will always treasure how special she was to each of them.  

Funeral services will be Monday June 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation on Sunday June 11, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Salem United Methodist Church in Toledo, IL.  Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made in Virginia’s memory to the Cumberland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center’s Activity Fund: 300 N Marietta Greenup, IL. 62428. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com

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June 11, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Salem United Methodist 1327 Co (Greenup)

Funeral Service
June 12, 2023

10:00 AM
Salem United Methodist 1327 Co (Greenup)


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