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Virginia (Mrs. Gene) Farus, 82, of DeWitt, Iowa, died early Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013, at her home.
The family will receive friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, with a rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt.
Mrs. Farus was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Mitchell County, Iowa, near Riceville, to Ernest and Lily Stirniman DeSloover. Virginia graduated from Riceville High School and La James School of Cosmetology in Mason City, Iowa. She worked as a beautician early in life.
Virginia married Eugene A. "Gene" Farus on Jan. 1, 1951, in Osage, Iowa. Gene's career with Iowa Mutual brought the couple to DeWitt in 1967. Virginia was employed by Central Community Schools in the 1970s. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1995.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Virginia also was active in P.E.O. for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her children, David, (Joan) of Lafayette, Colo., and Sue (Greg) Vega of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Paul, Anne, Clare and Christian; step-grandchildren, Greg and Brenna; and a sister, Vivian Nicoll.
In addition to her husband, Gene, Virginia was preceded in death by her son, Jim, her parents, a sister, Veronica, and two infant brothers.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to Genesis Hospice Quad Cities or the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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