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Virginia M. Barlow

Published April 05,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Virginia M. Barlow, 92, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home.  She was born May 16, 1928 in Champaign, IL to Virgil and Helen (nee: Ward) Metzler.  Virginia enjoyed gardening and loved to golf.  She was a member of the Grayslake Garden Club and Spring Valley Swingers Golf League.  Virginia taught in public schools for 28 years and coached volleyball, softball, and track.  Virginia is survived by her children Krista (James) Bratton, Kent (Blair) Barlow, Kim Barlow, and Kathy Barlow, her grandchildren Ashley (Joseph) Martinez and Kate Merrill, and great-grandson Zane Barlow.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Doris Eveland, and her son Kurt Barlow.   A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the memorial service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lake County Forest Preserve 1899 W. Winchester Rd. Libertyville, IL 60042 or the American Lung Association.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

7 replies on “Virginia M. Barlow”

  1. I met Ginny when she joined the golf league 18? Years ago. She was a great golfer! Tuesdays will not be the same without her. I used to look forward to seeing her when she stopped by Grayslake Library also. It was fun to help her find a new mystery series. My sympathy goes out to the family.

    1. Thank you for sharing, Sandy. She loved her golfing buddies! And there was nothing like a good book to relax with.

    2. Sandy, thank you for sharing. Mom loved hanging out with her golf buddies then coming home to relax with a good book.

  2. I will miss Ginny when we all gather to play golf this spring. I so enjoyed playing golf with her and just having wonderful conversations. I still aspire to play golf as well as she did. She was a special gal to me.

    1. Thank you for sharing, Peggy. Mom truly enjoyed her golf outings and loved to tell us about them.

  3. Heartfelt thoughts and condolences to Krista, Kent, Kim, Kathy and the rest of the family in this time of sorrow. I know how hard it is to say farewell to a parent and I hope this sentiment brings you a sense of comfort during this time of loss.

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