Virginia B. Connelly

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Virginia B. Connelly

June 02, 1925 - November 08, 2018

Virginia B. Connelly Virginia B. Connelly, 93, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away peacefully at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL with Rev. Kevin Ray officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL.
Virginia was born on June 2, 1925 in Pauls Valley, OK, the daughter of James Claude and Nettie (Shelton) Tutt. She married Robert S. Connelly on November 15, 1942 in Joliet, IL. When her husband went into the service, she worked as a waitress in Lake Tahoe and then supported the war effort in the shipyard in Vanport City, Oregon. After moving back to Shelbyville, she worked at The Garment Factory before opening and operating Connellys Building Center with her husband, Robert, for more than 50 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Shelbyville, IL.
She is survived by her daughter, Ginnie Hostetler of Shelbyville, IL; granddaughters, Rebecca Mahnke (Tyson) and Elizabeth Hawkins, both of Shelbyville, IL; great grandchildren, Sydney Blades (Brandon), Andrew Hawkins, Victoria Lofthouse (Gus), Katherine Honigman, and Alex Hawkins; great-great grandsons, Todd, Wesley, and Clyde Blades; nephew Don Reynolds (Nina) of Decatur, IL; and nieces, Carol Woods and Cheryl Welton both of Shelbyville, IL and Cherie Buatte (Dave) of Bethalto, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Connelly; son, Scott Connelly; son-in-law, Richard Hostetler; sisters, Dorothy McKissick and Kay Gooseman; brothers, Jack and Bob Tutt; brother-in-law, Charles Reynolds; and sister-in-law, Wilma Reynolds.
Memorials may be given to First Christian Church of Shelbyville, IL.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Shelbyville Manor for their support and care.
Send condolences at www.howeandyockey.com
Published on November 8, 2018
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Saturday November 10, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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415 North Broadway Street, Shelbyville, IL, USA

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Tammie Goosman Harrison
Nov 16, 2018
Gin was my favorite Aunt.... I always thought she should be my mother! We both loved shopping and our jewelry! We used to write to each other often... Herand Uncle Bud always reminded me of Green Acres and I would tell her that and she would laugh. I have missed her the last several years and will cherish the times we spent together... I love you Aunt Gin... the sisters are all together again!
Don and Nina Reynolds
Nov 08, 2018
Our Aunt Virginia will be missed. Hugs to our family.