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Virginia A. Sinnes

July 11, 1984 ~ March 4, 2019 (age 34)

ST. JOSEPH — Virginia A. Sinnes, 34, passed away at home in St. Joseph on Monday (March 4, 2019).

She was born July 11, 1984, to John W. Sinnes and Carol (Bersig) Sinnes.

She was a graduate of Central High School and also attended Parkland College. She worked for Premier Cooperative Grain Elevator in Sidney, Clark Lindsey Village Caring for the Elderly and Reynolds Towing Service Dispatching, which she loved. Virginia took total pride and joy from serving people in all aspects.

Virginia had many interests including car racing, football (Packers) and was an avid reader with a love of movies. Virginia enjoyed simple pleasures such as time spent with family and friends. She had a love of Christmas, her fur-babies and she loved all animals. She also had a deep respect and passion for those in the service field such as military, EMT, police and especially the members of the fire departments. Virginia was loved by all who knew her for her kindness, compassion and unending selfless giving of herself. Everyone was always happy to see Virginia’s smile as she entered the room.

Virginia is survived by her father, John W. Sinnes of St. Joseph; mother, Carol (Bersig) Sinnes; step mother, Jean Ann Pumphrey of St. Jospeph; stepfather, Roger Bahrens of Rantoul; brothers, John G. Sinnes and Jared W. Sinnes, both of Urbana; half-sister, Lindsey Marie Sinnes of Davenport, Iowa; half-brothers, Jackson Luke Sinnes of St. Joseph and Skyler Pumphrey and Kai Pumphrey, both of Champaign; maternal uncle, Stephen Bersig of Seattle, Wash.; maternal aunts, Debbie Bersig and spouse Norman Cooper of Champaign, Linda Webb and spouse Rick Seager of Arvada, Colo., Janet (Bersig) Charles and spouse Terry Charles of Champaign and Peggy Bersig and spouse Lola Heim of Rantoul; and many other family members and beloved friends.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign. There will be a visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers are gladly accepted, and honorary donations can be made to the Sidney Fire Department, 302 S. David St., Sidney, IL 61877; Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61802; the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or the charity of donor’s choice.


Donations may be made to:

Sidney Fire Department
302 South David Street, Sidney IL 61877

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Champaign County Humane Society
1911 E. Main Street, Urbana IL 61802

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