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Private services for Virginia Lade Terrill, age 94

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Virginia Lade Terrill (nee Quick), age 94 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2020, in Chesterton, IN.

She was born on August 31, 1925, in Hammond, IN, to Elmer Louis Quick and Olivia Lisette (Lade) Quick, both of whom preceded her in death.

On October 23, 1948, in Hammond, IN, she married the love of her life, John W. Terrill, who preceded her in death. They spent fifty-three wonderful years together.

She is survived by her loving children: Terry R. Terrill (Darlene) of Knox, IN, John F. Terrill (Linda) of Porter, IN, and Elizabeth A. Terrill of Columbia, IL; her adoring grandchildren: Colin Terrill of Milwaukee, WI, Christopher Terrill of Chicago, IL, and Kira Terrill of Porter, IN; and by her many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Lee E. Quick.

During World War II, she was employed by the Fred Harvey Division of the Sante Fe Railroad, Chicago, IL, as a Payroll Clerk. Afterward, she attended business college, completing a twelve-month program in five months.

In the late 1940s to the early 1950s, she was employed by the W.B. Conkey Company, later Rand McNally, in Hammond, IN, as Secretary to the Plant Manager and Assistant Plant Manager. Most recently, she was the Secretary /Office Manager at Kathryn Long Realtors in Chesterton, IN.

Virginia was a volunteer at the Westchester Public Library, Chesterton Art Fair, and Duneland Harvest Festival for many years. She was also an avid quilter and a founding member of the Gallery Quilters (Chesterton Art Gallery). She loved traveling and explored all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and many European countries. She and her husband drove the Alaska Highway, and spent many happy post-retirement vacations touring in their small motorhome. Reading, creating and admiring art, and attending movies and live theater were also some of her favorite hobbies. Being a lifelong learner, she learned to play the piano at age 72.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Chesterton, IN, where she was an active member of the Ladies Aid Society. Virginia was a loyal member of “Club,” a group of cherished friends who met monthly in their homes for more than 60 years.

She had a very kind soul and loved helping others.

She will fondly be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

The family requests memorials be sent to the Chesterton Art Center, 115 South 4th Street, Chesterton, IN 46304. Please designate in memory of Virginia Terrill.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of the family and the community at large, a private graveside service will take place at Chesterton Cemetery, the Rev. Elizabeth Terrill officiating. The family kindly requests that all who attend the service wear a mask. Unfortunately, the funeral home is unable to provide masks due to the shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE).

Professional arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 5/8/2020




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