Virginia L. Mulholland, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 13, 2019 at 7:59 a.m. She was surrounded by family at time of her passing. She resided at University Rehabilitation Center in Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana. Pastor Dennis Anglin will officiate. Burial will take place at Eastlawn Burial Park. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ginny was born on January 20, 1924 in Urbana to parents Ethel W. and Rosa Etta (Avery) Hatter. They preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was daughter Diane Moser, her son Jerry Rhoades, one brother, three sisters and a grandson Brian Rhoades.
On December 18, 1941 she married Rollie Rhoades. During the war they were stationed at Lakeland Air Force Base in Florida. Back home in Urbana they were blessed with four children. They later divorced.
In November 1968, Ginny married Neil Mulholland and they lived in Covina, California.
She survived by her children; Phyllis Sommer of Urbana and Dusty Rhoades (Maggie) of Greeley, Colorado. Eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive her.
Ginny worked with Dr. Newmark at the University of Illinois. She worked with security clearance and was responsible for classified materials. Ginny also worked at Honeywell in California. She was a chief contract administrator. She was the first woman to ever hold that position. After retirement she volunteered working with babies born with drug addiction.
Ginny and Neil moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas to a beautiful home on the lake. They bought a pontoon boat and entertained many family and friends. They created many beautiful memories in that home.
After Neil’s passing Virginia moved back to the home she always loved Urbana, Illinois. Her family and friends visited often and created many more blessed memories.
Ginny loved her Lord and enjoyed praising Him for her many blessings. One of those blessing was her family. She enjoyed taking her grandchildren to Disneyland and Knottsberry Farm, giving them pontoon rides at her home in Arkansas as well as reading to the children and visiting with everyone. She kept a diary of all her visitors. Ginny enjoyed gardening, reading and taking walks.
Loved by so many family and friends. She will truly be missed and held in each and everyone’s heart.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ginny’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Wounded Warriors Project. Condolences may be offered at renner-wikoffchapel.com.
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