Virginia M. (Adair) Scruggs, age 93, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Virginia’s mother passed away at the age of 31 in March 1926 when Virginia was three years old. Her father married Harriet L Shafer in 1929 and together they raised fourteen children. Virginia graduated from Charleston High School and worked the next thirteen years in Charleston at Snyder’s Jewelry Store, Brown Shoe Factory, and as a secretary in Rominger’s Loan Office. She married David R. Scruggs of Charleston, Illinois on October 18, 1953. They moved soon afterward to Mt. Vernon where she worked 3 years as a secretary in the Chamber of Commerce and 9 years for the American Republic Insurance Company. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She loved to dance and play cards with friends, but the joy of her day was to receive letters from her brothers and sisters.
Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home in Charleston, Illinois with Pastor Terry Edwards presiding. Evening visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 15, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Morning visitation 11:00 A.M. until Service Time Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home in Charleston, Illinois. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, Illinois. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Virginia M. Scruggs is survived by husband of 63 years - David R. Scruggs of Mount Vernon, Illinois; son - Brian Scruggs of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 2 sisters - Joanne Lawyer of Charleston, Illinois, Nancy Lawson of Sun City, California; 2 brothers - Jack Adair and wife Donna of Charleston, Illinois, John Adair and wife Carol of Morris, Illinois; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Virginia M. Scruggs was born Monday, May 1, 1922 in CHarleston, Illinois daughter of Floyd and Ruth Adair. She married David R. Scruggs on October 18, 1953 in Charleston, Illinois. Her parents, five sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.