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Obituary for Virginia May Gambill
Virginia May Gambill 81, of Peoria passed away on Sunday June 8, 2008 at her son’s home in Peoria. Born in Detroit, MI on November 1, 1926 to Glenn and Sylvia Cieslewicz Stevens. She married Robert Floyd Gambill on June 16, 1956 in Detroit, he preceded her in death on November 16, 1967 along with her brother Gerald Stevens in 1995. Virginia is survived by her son Blair (Brenda) Gambill of Peoria and her granddaughters: Brooke, Breck and Blakelynn. Virginia graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Michigan State University and received a Masters Degree from Wayne State University and did her residency at the University of Kansas. She was an Administrative Dietitian working at the Evangelical Deaconess Hospital in Cleveland, OH from 1956 to 1969, University of Illinois Chicago in 1970 where she also taught Dietary at the University of Illinois and worked at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee from 1976 to 1995, retiring in Peoria in 1995. Virginia was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Professional Business Woman’s Club, Zonta International, and the following Masonic affiliations, White Shrine where she was past Worthy High Priestess, Order of Eastern Star where she was past Worthy Matron, Amaranth, Pythian Sisters and was a devoted member of Second Baptist Church @ 6417 W. Farmington Rd. Peoria where a funeral service will be held on Friday June 13, at 7 p.m. with visitation two hour prior also at the church. Rev. John Murray will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following the service and burial of cremains will be in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery in Cleveland, OH at a later date. The Cremation Society through Abts Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to her church.