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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

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Virginia Oliver

Marion-Virginia L. Sims Oliver, 88, passed away 11:18am on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Herrin Hospital. Virginia was born on August 12, 1927 in East Prairie, MO to Lee and Marie (Evans) Morehead.  She married Ozoral “Red” Oliver on April 2, 1948 in Sikeston, MO.  He preceded her in death on February 12, 2005. Virginia loved flowers and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.  She loved spending time with her family and will be missed by all. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, J. Q. `Jack` and Janet Sims of Jamestown, North Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Dora Ann and Donald Paul Samuel of Marion; son, Rusty Oliver and fiancée, Susan Gazdik of Gary, Indiana; grandchildren, Julie and Chris Martin and their children Erica and Megan of High Point, North Carolina, Jason Sims and his son Blake and Jason’s fiancé Angie Sutton and her children Dakota and Emily of High Point, North Carolina, Libbey and Gavin Clark and their children Lily, Caleb and Eli of Marion, Kevin Paul Samuel of Marion, and Abbey and Kristie Samuel and their children Payton and Kaleb of Herrin; sister, Helen Way of Baton Rouge, LA; sister in law, Ava Nell Smith of Charleston, MO and special friends, Sheryl Hargrave of Marion and Josh Hargrave of Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, J.Q. Sims; second husband, Red Oliver; son, Cullen Lee Oliver and daughter in law, Vicki Oliver. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Alan Summers officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will also be on Wednesday from 9am until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court St/ Marion, IL  62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com

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