MORRIS-Virginia G. Howard "Jinnie", 65 of Morris and formerly Skandia, MI, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris.
Born October 29, 1947 in Ishpeming City, MI, Virginia was a daughter of Alfred Charles and Phyllis Carolyn Johnson-Dowe. She was raised and educated in Marquette, MI and graduated from Marquette Senior High School. Jinnie was a former member of the Jaycees in Marquette and held employment locally with the Grundy County Home from 1998 to 2004. She will be remembered as an avid reader who loved working crossword puzzles.
Survivors include children: Peter Howard (Patti Quirn) of Glen Falls, NY, Phyllis Johnson of Skandia, MI, Lewis Howard of Sheboygan, WI, Sandra "Sandy" Borchert (Allen) of Morris and Theodore Howard (Lori) of Ishpeming City, MI; grandchildren: Kassandra Howard, Zachary Howard (Zoe Killian), Cathleen Shalast, Nicole Howard (Brian Rosten), Robert Howard, Scott Borchert (Alena), Pvt. Dillion Johnson and Sara Beth Lancour (Harold); great grandchildren: Draven Howard, Benjamin Matsdorf, Morgan Rosten, Dorian Howard, Luke Lancour, Elaine Lancour, Cleora Lancour, Valerie Lancour and Jonathon Lancour; brothers and sisters: Norma Bugno (Michael) of Greenville, SC, Richard Dowe (Mabel) of Sheboygan, WI, Shirley Barnes of Tempe, AZ, Susan Shultis (Roger) of Greenville, SC and Michael Smith of Marquette, MI, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as special friends: Mary and Rich Peterson and Richard Greene, both of Minnesota and Pam and Jeff Couwenhoven of Morris.
Jinnie was preceded in death by her parents: Alfred and Phyllis Dowe.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 East Washington Street (one block East of Illinois Route 47) in Morris. Funeral services will follow Saturday Dec. 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Jinnie will be buried in Northern Chapel Gardens Cemetery in Negaunee, MI, and the family will have a memorial graveside service at a later date.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris.