Virginia M. Stuart

MORRISON, IL—Virginia M. Stuart (nee Buza), 100, of Morrison, IL, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Morrison.
Virginia was born on June 5, 1921 in rural Custer Township, Will County, to Frank and Florence (nee McGillvray) Buza. She was a graduate of Herscher High School. She married Russell W. Stuart on Jan. 28, 1945 in Manteno. He preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1992. Virginia was a homemaker who loved cooking, sewing and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Ritchey Methodist Church.
Virginia is survived by her son, Roy Stuart, of Bourbonnais; daughter, Ruth (Terrance) Hoehn, of Morrison; son-in-law, Charles Crites, of Norewood, MO; six grandsons: Ronnie (Stephanie) Stuart, of Bloomington; Michael Crites, of Godley; Jonathan Hoehn, of Chandler, AZ; Matthew (Allison) Hoehn, of Morrison; James (Meagan) Hoehn, of Morrison and Patrick Hoehn, of Thornton, CO; 12 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Russell; daughter, Peggy Crites; daughter-in-law, Janice Stuart; two grandsons, Robert and William Hoehn; sister, Velma Styck and three brothers: Frank, Glen and Elmer Buza.
Visitation for Virginia will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Kankakee Memorial Gardens in Kankakee.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood has been entrusted with arrangements.