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posted: July 08, 2014

  • by: WHPO Editor

Myra E. Virkus, 100, of Pontiac, IL and formerly of Onarga, IL

Myra E. Virkus, 100, of Pontiac, IL and formerly of Onarga, IL passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac.

Myra was born March 5, 1914 in Onarga, the daughter of William S. Waide and Mary “Minnie” V. Ward Waide. She married Willis A. Virkus on February 26, 1938 in Onarga and he preceded her in death on January 26, 1986.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth V. Bleich of Rio Rancho, NM and Mary (Toby) Seibert of Saunemin, IL; one son, WM. L. (Bill) Virkus of Humansville, MO; five granddaughters; and eleven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Willis, she was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and four sisters.

Mrs. Virkus was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Onarga as well as Rebekah’s Lodge in Onarga. She graduated from Onarga High School in 1933. Myra enjoyed Pinochle, Bingo, and watching sports.

Cremation rites will be accorded and services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.

Please share a memory at www.knappfuneralhomes.com.