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Virginia McReaken

Virginia McReaken, 84, of Godfrey, born April 17, 1935 in Greenville, passed from this life peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Alton.

Virginia loved her family and enjoyed the time she spent with them. She was a high school teacher and home maker most her life. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband, Owen and especially enjoyed going to casinos. She was lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan.

She was preceded by her husband, Owen McReaken; son, Charles McReaken; and her parents, Joe and Helen (nee Blizard) Geries.

Surviving are her daughter, Cynthia Louise McReaken of Litchfield; grandchildren, Charles (Kristyn) McReaken of Champaign, and Cassandra N. Perez of San Antonio, Texas; great-grandchildren, Owen, Harrison and Ellie McReaken of Champaign, and Natasha Jensen and Andrea Guzeman of San Antonio, Texas.

In celebration of her life, graveside services were held on October 14 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Glen Carbon, with Rev. Danny Logsdon officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Richeson Funeral Home in Troy was in charge of arrangements.

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