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Virginia Wyss

February 17, 1920 — October 8, 2014

Virginia L. “Grandma Teddy” Wyss, 94, of West Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Heddington Oaks.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
Virginia was born in Peoria on February 17, 1920, a daughter of Frank and Lola (Frye) Bush. She married Benjamin “Ben” Wyss on March 8, 1942 in Iowa. He preceded her in death on January 13, 1969. She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Melvin Bush; brothers, Bob, Harold, Bill, Gene and Don Bush; and son in-law, Rich Lister.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Sondra) Wyss of Bartonville; daughters, Jackie Lister of Washington, Marlene (Ed Wong) Wyss of Washington, Dorie (Mike) Miller of East Peoria and Jean (Mitch) Beers of Kenosha, WI; sisters, Marian Cresap of West Covina, CA and Martha Cavitt of Peoria; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and daughter in-law, Vivian Bush of Tye, TX.
Virginia was formerly a member of West Bluff Christian Church in West Peoria. She was formerly employed at Hiram Walker, Calvin Coolidge School Cafeteria and was a baker at Bergner’s Department Store Restaurant.
She was a fan of St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball and Bradley Braves Basketball and enjoyed reading, baking, cooking, coloring, sewing, gardening, collecting teddy bears and spending time with her family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program in Peoria or to the Alzheimer’s Association-Central Illinois Chapter.

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