In memory of Virginia Kathleen Slade age 81 of Urbana, IL, passed away on May 8, 2023 in her home at Brookdale Assisted Living. Virginia was born April 23, 1942 in Brocton, IL on April 23, 1942 along side her twin brother Thomas E. Vice, to the late Victor Arlo and Virginia Ann (Spencer) Vice.
Virginia married Leslie J. Slade on August 20, 1971, in Paris, IL. They were married 28 years until his passing in 1999. She worked alongside her husband in their restaurant, The Race Inn, for many years. Virginia also worked at the University of Illinois Housing until her retirement.
Virginia’s survivors are her four children, Victor (Diane) Herrington, Dixie Herrington-Merritt, Raymond (Ronda) Herrington and Rita (Michael) Roberts. Two brothers, Max Vice and David Vice. Also survived by sixteen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Brutus. She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie J. Slade, seven brothers and three sisters, and the forever grandchildren who’s playing up in heaven together.
Virginia loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and crocheting blankets. Most of all, being with her family and friends. She could light up the room with her smile and illuminate the world with her heart. “Keep Shining”
Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 1:30 on Saturday May 20, 2023, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL. Pastor Hank Sanford will officiate. Burial will be at Clements Cemetery, Urbana.
Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com
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