Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Virginia J. Orr, 92, of Morton, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Morton Terrace Care Center.

Born Jan. 16, 1920, in Peoria to Joseph and Anna (Kuznik) Kuhel, she married Francis A. Orr on Aug. 2, 1946, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1985.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Orr in March 2011; one brother; and five sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Vicki L. Orr of Morton; and one sister, Helen Vachon of Tucson, Ariz.

She worked in the bottling department at Hiram Walker & Sons and in security at Bergner’s, both in Peoria.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton and a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Peoria.

She was very active at Morton Terrace and served as president of the Residents Committee for many years.

A funeral Mass was held Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton, with the Rev. Mark DeSutter officiating. Visitation was prior to the Mass at the church. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 225 E. Greenwood St., Morton, IL 61550.

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