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Virginia E. Perry, 85, of Monroeville, passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
She was born on Tuesday, May 31, 1927, in Adams County, to the late Virgil and Estella (Cully) Barkley.
On June 15, 1946, she married Monroe L. Perry in the East Liberty United Methodist Church in rural Monroeville; he passed away on December 10, 1994.
Virginia was a member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church, a former member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the General Electric Retiree's Club. She was a graduate of Monroeville High School Class of 1945.
She retired in 1987 from the General Electric Company in Decatur after 27 years of service.
Among survivors are her son, Gregg B. (Kathy) Perry of Monroeville; daughters, Ellen J. (Todd) Rohrbach and Marilyn J. Perry, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Barbara Huston and Lucille Lehman, both of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Perry Rohrbach and Tracy Ray; and five great-grandchildren, Regan and Connor Ray, Caleb and Grace Rohrbach, and Cayli Miller.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Glennis Barkley; and three brothers, Chalmer, Verlon, and Billy Barkley.
Friends were received from noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, in Monroeville, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the East Liberty United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Klinker and Rev. Bill Farmer officiating.
Burial will follow in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer's Association; to the church; or Hoagland EMS.
Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.