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Virginia Whalen GobinPassing: May 24, 2011

Service:

Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday,May26,2011, 1:00 pm

Visitation:

Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday,May25,2011, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday,May26,2011, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cemetery:

Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday,May26,2011

MITCHELL Virginia Whalen Gobin, 89, Mitchell, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 17, 1922, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Icey Louise (Walls) Stewart. She married Fred Whalen on January 2, 1937. Her second marriage was to Carl M. Gobin April 17, 1976; both husbands preceded her in death.

She retired from Modern Cleaners in Bloomington, and worked at Reliance Manufacturing. Virginia was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and attended the Mitchell Church of The Nazarene. Virginia was a member of Mary’s Sit Down and Shape Up Exercise Class.

She is survived by: children,
Nancy (Donald) Mahan, Bedford
David (Louise) Whalen, Bedford
Roberta Henderson, Mitchell
Jean Elrod Springfield, Ohio
brothers,
Bill (Rose) Stewart, Ellettsville
Paul Stewart, Waldorf, Maryland
14 grandchildren
30 great grandchildren
18 great great grandchildren

Virginia raised several step children including a very special one, Sondra Williams. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Her parents; daughter, Tina Marie Crabb; granddaughter, Christina Gibbons; brother, Warren Stewart; and sisters, Naomi Bush, Margaret Bush, and Mary Ellen Jones preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions: Charity of your choice.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lisa Edington-Goodeill | hazel green , AL
    Date: May 27, 2011
    So Sorry that Virginia has left us. She worked so hard to make such wonderful family memories for us all. She will be remembered with love always.
  2. Guest: Amy Childers | Solsberry, IN
    Date: May 25, 2011
    To my family-my prayers and love during this time of lose. We'll see Aunt Virginia again and to know she is with Grandma Bush is such a blessing and comfort. Amy -daughter of Oneita Bush Roach
  3. Guest: Sharon K. Masters | Bloomington, IN
    Date: May 25, 2011
    Roberta and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I'm sorry I won't be there to give you hugs but I have another funeral to attend. Sharon
  4. Guest: Ruth Ballantyne | Bedford, IN
    Date: May 25, 2011
    NANCY AND DON, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEACE AND HIS CALM ASSURANCE DURING THIS GREAT LOSS. WE KNOW THAT GOD'S GRACE IS SUFFICIENT.
  5. Guest: Martha | Madison, IN
    Date: May 25, 2011
    Roberta and family, I hated to hear about your mom's death. She was such an inspiration to me when going to Mitchell Wesleyan. She would always encourage me and thank me for playing the piano. I always looked forward in seeing her when I would visit. My prayers are with you all.
  6. Guest: Mark Bechtel | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 24, 2011
    So sorry to hear of Virginia's passing.. I thank the Lord for the short time I knew her and am praying for you all.
  7. Guest: Lisa Jones Skomac | La Porte, IN
    Date: May 24, 2011
    My thoughts and prayers go out to our family. My love to all.
  8. Guest: Rick & Tammy Holt | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 24, 2011
    May the Lord be with you to guide you through your sorrow,may your faith in Him give you strength today.
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