Virginia Gallion

Posted 6/29/20

NEWMAN — Virginia Gallion, 88, of Hume, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living, Paxton.

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Virginia Gallion

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NEWMAN — Virginia Gallion, 88, of Hume, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living, Paxton.


A memorial service is from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, at the Joines Funeral Home. Private
burial follows at the Newman Cemetery.

Mrs. Gallion was born on April 13, 1932, at Newman, the daughter of the late Charles and Opal McQueen Wilcoxon. She married Hugh Ivan Gallion April 9, 1949, at Newman, and he died April 21, 2000.

She is survived by eight children, Charles (Eudora) Gallion of Paris, Elaine (Brian) Wrinkle of Savoy, Pamela (Steve) Cochran of Paris, Angela (Virgil) Haynes of Brocton, Randy (Ralynn) Gallion of Peoria, Roy Gallion of Hume, Kenton Gallion of Odenton, Md., and Cindy (Ross) Barker of Rock, W. Virginia; 19 grandchildren;  32 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Mack (Elaine) Wilcoxon of Newman; one sister, Marilyn Mohr of Savoy; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was proceeded in death by two daughters, Annette Gallion and Kathy Tomlinson; and one son, Ronnie Gallion.

When Mrs. Gallion and her husband first married, they lived in San Diego, Calif., then later moved back to Newman and finally ended up making Hume their final residence. She loved her family and had a heart of gold.

She enjoyed helping others and volunteered to support many functions and organizations. She not only was active for many years in the American Legion Auxiliary, she was also a past president. She was an active member of the Hume Christian Church, Edgar County Home Extension, volunteered at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village and was a Den Mother for the local Cub Scouts. 

In addition, Mrs. Gallion was well known for her delicious cream pies and her employment with Junction 49 and Newman Restaurants. She was a huge Cubs fan and also enjoyed watching the Fighting Illini Basketball team play.  She and her husband enjoyed bowling and were members of a league for many years.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hume Lady's Auxiliary or to the Hume Christian Church.