Virginia Kloss

Virginia Kloss, 91, passed away on Jan. 7, 2021 from heart failure.

She was born in Mt. Olive in 1929 to Joseph and Anna Yancik, the third oldest of eleven children.

After graduating from Mt. Olive High School in 1946, she worked in Springfield as a secretary before returning to Mt. Olive to marry Richard Kloss in 1952.

Virginia was active in the community, she volunteered her time in the PTA and Girl Scouts and sang for many years in the choir at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. An avid reader, she was instrumental in the founding of Mt. Olive Public Library. But her greatest role was that of a loving wife and mother. She was dedicated to taking care of her four children and enjoying her eight grandchildren. Virginia also traveled extensively in the United States and internationally.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years; four children, Mark, Lyn, Amy and Julie; and eight grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at the Mt. Olive City Cemetery with Father Thomas Hagstrom officiating.

Becker & Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive, was in charge of arrangements.

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