Virginia L. Deardorff

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Virginia L. Deardorff, 90, of Seymour, formerly of Brazil, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 at the Schenk Medical Center in Seymour.

She was born Sept. 28, 1919 in Clay County, the daughter of Fred and Verna Heck. She attended the Vinegar Hill School and Brazil High School.

On Oct. 21, 1936, she married Elmer E. Deardorff. Together they owned and operated the family farm. Virginia helped on the farm whenever she was needed. She and Elmer were married for over 65 years.

Mrs. Deardorff enjoyed crocheting, needlework, puzzles and traveling. Most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with family. She had also attended the 1st United Methodist Church since moving to Seymour.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Jim Aker of Seymour; three grandchildren, Kevin Aker (Darla) of Columbus, Kellie Yon (Eddie) of Greencastle and Kara Abraham of Seymour; five great-grandchildren, Colin Aker, Michaela Aker, Kaylin Yon, Zane Yon and Briley Abraham; sister Vaunda Johnson of Terre Haute; three brothers, Oscar Heck of Florida, Leo Heck (Marge) of Sevierville, Tenn., Loyd Heck (Maryann) of Lebanon; sister-in-law Ruby Heck of Winamac; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer; her parents; two brothers, Dale Heck and Ray Heck; and sister Maxine Stanton.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Cherry officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery. Calling will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and again Thursday prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, 8583 E. Sunset Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47805; or to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third St., Seymour, IN. 47274

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