Virginia Anne Gillen, 93, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Lakeland Rehab & Health Center in Angola, Indiana.
Virginia was born on February 10, 1928, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to George and Berniece (Wren) Williams. She married her high school sweetheart, Darrell Wayne Gillen on February 15, 1945.
She was a bookkeeper for several area businesses in Steuben County.
Virginia was also a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great great-grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, oil painting, horseback riding and camping.
Virginia had been a member of the Orland Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Angola Moose Lodge Auxiliary, Orland American Legion Auxiliary Post 423 and the Pokagon Saddle Club.
Surviving is her son, Ronald (Jeanie Deters) Gillen of Angola Indiana; daughters, Cheryl (Michael) McElroy of Angola, Indiana and Charlene Perkins of Hudson, Indiana. Also surviving are her 9 grandchildren, Anne Smith, Joseph McElroy, Autumn Gillen, Travis Gillen, Dusty Gillen, Chance Gillen, Chad Perkins, Kaleena Cole and Jessica Butler, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband of 50 years, Darrell Wayne Gillen on March 23, 1995, and her brother, Richard O. Williams.
Visitation will be from 10-11 AM on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.
Graveside Services will be at 12 Noon on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Orland, Indiana with Pastor John Boyanowski officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Therapeutic Riding Center of Steuben County, Cobblestone Farms, 8952 W. 150 N., Angola, Indiana 46703 or to the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County, PO Box 204, Angola, Indiana 46703.
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