Virginia (Chew) Maesch

Born: Fri., Jan. 24, 1919
Died: Mon., Jan. 25, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Virginia Maesch, 97, of Clinton, died at 8:45 pm January 25, 2016.  She was born January 24, 1919 in Edgar County, IL to Forrest Chew and Khristine Houston Chew.
She was a homemaker and a caregiver.  She was a member of the State Line Christian Church, Order of Eastern Star #254, in the Vermillion County Home Ec Club where she served as past president, received the award of Homemaker of the Year, was formerly on the Republican Precinct Committee, and was a chosen to be a Secretary of the State for a day.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo E. Maesch, Sr.; one brother, Ray Chew; and sister, Hazel Clark.
She is survived by four sons, Leo E. Jr. and Beverly Maesch of Clinton, John Maesch of Savannah, GA, Michael and Mary of Clarkston, MI, and Russell and Suzie Maesch of Clinton; one daughter, Nancy and Don Webster of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  
Visitation will be 4-8 on Thursday at Frist.  A Celebration of Life will 10:30 am on Friday at Frist with Reverend Ansil Harpold officiating.  Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.  IN lieu of flowers, donations may be made to State Line Christian Church.  Order of Eastern Star Memorial Services will be held at 7:30 on Thursday.  Online condolences may be made at  

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Chuck and Sandy Weir
   Posted Tue January 26, 2016
To all the family,Virginia was one special lady.She was always putting others first.She was a true servant of the Lord she loved.She will be missed by all who knew here.But praise God we know she is at peace.

Glen and Sherry Hamilton
   Posted Tue January 26, 2016
I just loved Virginia, she was a beautiful and kind lady. Loved talking to her. When my Mother became ill, she was one of the most faithful to call her. She brought joy to all as she served God in every capacity. We are sorry to be out of town for her celebration, she is truly one of God's own. Your life, Virginia was your message to the world, totally inspiring.

Steve Vitaniemi
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
Virginia was a true servant of God. Well done Virginia! We will see you again!

M. T. & Sue Davis
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
Virginia and Leo were blessings in our family's life! For 12 years they were our neighbors and truly our best friends. They were an inspiration to our young children then - Mark, Debra, and Beth. Now that they are both gone our hearts ache as we recall how much they meant to us. We all send our most sincere condolences to all the Maesch family

Carolyn Brown Strain
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
What a special person your Mother was. My brothers and I have fond memories of playing among the boxes of used clothing your Mother always had in the ready to give to someone in need. Even in her old age the last time I was at the house she brought out a coat to see if I knew of anyone that needed it. I can't imagine how many people she took food to. What an example of a Christian life well lived. You all must be so proud!

Rita A Goodman
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
I met Virginia in the mid 80's but heard her name a long time before. We shared a common Aunt-- Helen Staley. She was related because Helen was her father's sister and I was related because my mother was Ora Staley's sister. I found her to be one of the most caring ladies I've ever met. If she wasn't busy taking care of somebody, she'd probably just go visit somebody to check on them! I ran into her a few times in a cemetery somewhere but anytime I saw her, she always was smiling. I feel truly blessed that in this world, our paths crossed.

Carolyn Baker Wilson
   Posted Fri January 29, 2016
Was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I was never fortunate enough to meet her but as I read the condolences I can tell what a special lady she was. Such a blessing to so many. I know now that she is in her final resting place that God is smiling at her with such appreciation for the life she lived here.

Kay McCool Bellerud
   Posted Mon February 01, 2016

Virginia was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and I was lucky to have known her
and her family. Kay McCool Bellerud

Nancy Donna Huffman
   Posted Wed February 03, 2016
My condolences to each of the family loved ones of Virginia Maesch. You have my deepest sympathy at this time of great sorrow in your lives. Thinking of you.

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