In loving memory of

Veva B. Windish
March 6, 1927 - September 13, 2022

Veva Belle Siegel Windish, 95, of Brimfield, passed away on September 13, 2022, at Unity Point Hospital in Peoria.
She was born on March 6, 1927, to Frank and Nellie (Penn) Siegel in rural Hanna City, IL. She married Eugene Windish on February 16, 1952, in Hanna City. He passed away on December 20, 2019.
Surviving are three children: Roger (Debbie) Windish of Elmwood, Joy (Dennis) Crouch of Eureka, and Michael (Renee) Windish of Brimfield; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Amanda, Kevin, Mackinze, Jeremy, Cody, Jessica, Jason, and Adam; and also 29 great-grandchildren.
Veva is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Elwood, Edward, Bob, and Darrell; and three sisters, Pearl, Vivian, and Marie.
Veva was a homemaker who spent her life helping others. She helped all ages from babies to elderly. She spent many volunteer hours at her church, Southside Mission, and the Farmington Moose Lodge.
Taking care of her family and a neat and tidy home were her top priority. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, Gene. For many years, they would attend dances every Saturday night.
She was a member of the Elmwood United Methodist Church and the Farmington Moose.
Per Veva's request, there will be a private graveside service for family at Elmwood Township Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022, at the Elmwood United Methodist Church for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to B.Y.E. Ambulance and the Elmwood United Methodist Church.
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Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.


Joyce Johnson wrote on Sep 27, 2022:

"So sorry to hear as she was a great lady. They have came to visit and we used to dance at the Moose with them until my husband?s passing. Prayers for you all"

Jennifer(King) Wilson wrote on Sep 17, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss. Veva was a sweet & loving lady. When she was going to church, we would sit in the back pew. We talked & laughed about things. She was always talking about her family. When she stopped coming to church I really missed her. Hope your memories help you through this difficult time."

Fred Morse wrote on Sep 16, 2022:

"Roger and Joy - so sorry for your loss. Hope that your family, friends, and memories help you through this time. "

Myron & Pat Graber wrote on Sep 15, 2022:

"Jessica, Brent and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your grandma! Our prayers are with you and your whole family at this time. "

Carol Fralick Ellis wrote on Sep 14, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed doing Veva?s hair for almost 30 years. She was a joy to be around, always smiling. Her love for her family was so strong. She was so proud of each and every one of you. My guess is, she is sitting in a rocking chair up in Heaven taking care of babies. I?ll keep her in my prayers?"

Louanne U. wrote on Sep 14, 2022:

"Joy and family, Our sympathy to you and your family on your mother\'s passing. It\'s so hard to lose our parents and I\'m sure you all will treasure the pictures and memories dearly. "

Janet Edmonds wrote on Sep 14, 2022:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life blessed and well lived. Psalms 90:10"

Connie Bollinger Harris wrote on Sep 13, 2022:

"Sending condolences from the Ghlee & Charlotte Harris family."