After a long and vibrant life, Virginia Kloss, 91, passed away on January 7, 2021 from heart failure. She was born in Mt. Olive in 1929 to Joseph and Anna Yancik, the third oldest of eleven children. After graduating from Mt. Olive High School in 1946, she worked in Springfield as a secretary before returning to Mt. Olive to marry Richard Kloss in 1952. She is survived by her husband of 68 years and four children, Mark, Lyn, Amy and Julie. Active in the community, Virginia volunteered her time in the PTA and Girl Scouts and sang for many years in the choir at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. An avid reader, she was instrumental in the founding of Mt. Olive Public Library. Her greatest role was that of a loving wife and mother. She was dedicated to taking care of her four children and enjoying her eight grandchildren. Virginia also traveled extensively in the United States and internationally. She will be remembered by family and friends for her excellent meals, fashionable outfits and her freezer full of cookies.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Mt. Olive City Cemetery with Father Thomas Hagstrom officiating. Mask and social distancing required.
Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Olive Public Library.
Becker & Son Funeral Home Mt. Olive, Illinois is in charge of arrangements. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at beckerandson.com.
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