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