Obituary – Virginia Rose Schultz Camp
Virginia Rose Schultz Camp, 82, was born March 7, 1936 in Danville, IL. She was the daughter of Stanford Albert Schultz and Wanda Naomi Beauvois. She lived her early life in in the South part of Danville and Westville area. Virginia attended local public schools including Westville High School.
Virginia married Ronald William Camp (he survives) on August 23, 1953. She spent her early married life in rural Westville. They moved to Collison area in August of 1960. They bought 15 acres along the Middle Fork River with a two room house and expanded it to a 3 bedroom home. In 1971 the state bought it for the lake project. Virginia and Ron then bought 100 acres just South of Collison and built a new brick home. They lived there until they went to the nursing home.
They had six children: Carl (Carol) Camp of Loda, IL; Robert (Bob- deceased) (Kathy) of Collison, IL; Cheryl (Tom) Lancaster of Port Angeles, WA; Jim (Beth) Camp) of Ogden, IL; Mary (Kent) Hawkins of Collison, IL; and Jeromie (Donna) Camp of Oakwood, IL. She has 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She has a sister, Faye Sokola of Ogden, IL.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Larry Poland, and her son, Robert (Bob) Camp.
Virginia spent most of her life caring for children and husband. She worked in the Windbreaker Jacket Factory in Danville, IL as a seamstress, and at Bell Helmet making racing suits in Rantoul, IL. She retired from Bell Helmets in 2001.
Virginia enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing euchre, and traveling. She made many beautiful crocheted baby blankets, afghan, and doilies. Virginia loved to cook and care for her extended family. Her many nieces and nephews loved to come over to visit and enjoy her cooking.
A Celebration of Virginia Camp’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Reverend Judith Ridlen officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Collison Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Virginia’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.