1931 - 2016

Virginia L. Gensel, 85, of Pekin, went to be with her Lord at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria, surrounded by her husband and five children.

Virginia was born July 17, 1931, in Pekin to Charles and Alene Pickerel Bailey. She married Robert F. Gensel July 24, 1948, in Pekin.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Pearlene Maas.

Surviving are her husband, Bob of Pekin; two sons, Roger S. (Kathy) Gensel of Manito and Mark R. (Toni) Gensel of Pekin; three daughters, Rebecca K. Eitenmiller and Debra L. Schmitt, both of Chandler, Okla., and Ralene M. (Walter) Chave of Pekin; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, James (Eileen) Bailey of Albuquerque, N.M., Harold Bailey and Larry Bailey, both of Pekin; and one sister, Shirley Bailey of Oxnard, Calif.

Virginia was a lifetime member of the Pekin Bible Church. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who honored our Lord in the life she lived. She will be sorely missed. We will see her again one day.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory in Pekin, with the Rev. John Hopwood officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Bible Church.

To offer condolences online, visit www.hendersonfuneralcare.com.