Virginia L. (Sims) Creasey


JOLIET, Ill. — Virginia L. (Sims) Creasey, 91, of Joliet, formerly of Clinton, passed away peacefully, on October 8, 2022, at 10:05 p.m.

She was born on May 6, 1931, in West Terre Haute, Ind., a daughter of Harold E. Sims and Gertrude Snack Sims. She married James N. Creasey on February 18,1951. He preceded her in death on February 26, 2012.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Wapella Christian Church library, where she served as librarian for 10 years, to Home Sweet Home Ministeries, in Bloomington, or to Wounded Warriors Project.

Virginia was a 1949 graduate of Wiley High School and attended Indiana State University, where she was a member of Gamma Gamma Sorority.

She retired from Bloomington School District 87, where she was employed as a library aide for 10 years.

Surviving are children James S. (Adele) Creasey of Colorado, Janet(Chuck) DiVerde of  Wisconsin, Jayne(Marshall) Usher and Judy Allen all of Clinton, Jennifer(Darrell)Stephen of Frankfort, Jay(Kim) Creasey of Joliet and Jon(Tobie)Creasey of Bloomington.

She is also survived by nephews David(Tonya) Griffith and Danny(Teri) Griffith of Colorado and  a niece Lynda(Scott) McCullough of Indiana. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister Marylou Griffith, a nephew Larry Griffith and a grandson, Chris Allen.

Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home & Crematory in Joliet, Ill. assisted the family with cremation rites.

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