Virginia Garrels

  • Born: July 29, 1922
  • Died: March 23, 2015
  • Location: El Paso, Illinois

Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home - El Paso

40 W Main St
El Paso, IL 61738

Tel. (309) 527-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

EL PASO- Virginia G. Garrels, 92, of El Paso, formerly of Secor, died at 3:10 PM on Monday March 23, 2015 at Heritage Health Care Center in El Paso.

She was born on July 29, 1922 in Secor, a daughter of the late Charles and Della Hettinger Vanscyoc. She married Raymond Garrels on July 21, 1951 in Secor and he preceded her in death on November 21, 1986.

Surviving are a son, Charles " Chuck" (Linda) Garrels, Secor; daughter, Valerie (Mike) Kingen, Rutland; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer ( Nathan) Solis, Bloomington; Kathleen (Robbie) White, Bloomington; Todd Graybill, Normal; Michael Kingen, Santa Maria, CA; Stacy, TJ, and Seth Kingen, all of Toluca; Josh (Tara) Kingen, Pekin; and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Zach Kingen, and a brother, John J. Vanscyoc.
Virginia was a past member of the Secor Methodist Church. She also served on the Palestine Twp. Board for over 20 years.

Funeral services are Saturday March 28, 2015 at 11 am at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Rev. Tim Huckins will officiate. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to services from 9-11 am and burial will be in Secor Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The ARK no kill shelter, Lacon. Online condolences may be directed to her family at