OBITUARIES — Mrs. Virginia L. Maccombs


Virginia L. Maccombs

Mrs. Virginia L. Maccombs, age 87, of Rockford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

Virginia was born in Rockford, was a lifelong resident of Rockford, and inherited a great passion for Rockford history from her father. She had a profound love for nature and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others, especially children. She could strike up a conversation with anyone. Virginia was artistic, enjoyed painting, drawing, designing her own cards and personal greetings, and writing volumes of poetry. Her husband, Capt. Robert Maccombs, died while serving his country during the Korean War. Her parents, Homer and Louisa Burch, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Donald) McGrath; grandson, Robert McGrath; many devoted and loyal cousins and friends.

The service for Virginia was Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home. Interment was in Rockford Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Rockford Area Historical Society, PO Box 781, Rockford, MI 49341.

Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.

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