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Virginia R. Heerschop

Posted on Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Feb. 25, 1926 - Feb. 19, 2013

ELKHART — Virginia R. Heerschop, 86, of Elkhart, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen.

She was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Goshen to Forrest and Evelyn (Moody) Myers. She married John L. Heerschop on June 27, 1959, in Elkhart. He died Oct. 19, 2001. Surviving are two sons, Thomas J. (Connie) Heerschop of Bristol and Fred Heerschop of Goshen; five daughters, Maxine (John) Emmert of Ligonier, Peg (Clark) Heckaman of Nappanee, Claudia (Steve) Heckman and Chris (Vern) Stack of Elkhart and Kathy (Ken) McCleery of Mishawaka; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Jackie) Myers and Ned (Linda) Myers of Goshen; and one sister, Nancy Kitson of Sutherlin, Ore.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lee Heerschop; three brothers, George, Donald and Larry Myers; and two sisters, Edith Hartzler and Dorothy Comstock.

Virginia retired from CTS Corp. after 31 years as an assembler. She was a member of Sugar Grove Church and liked to crochet and quilt. She also enjoyed gardening.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, and an hour prior to the 1 p.m. service Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Sugar Grove Church, Goshen. Pastor Rick Gerring will officiate. Burial will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to IU Health Goshen Hospice.

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