Violet B. McCormick

Violet B. McCormick, nee Tharp, 89, of Caseyville, IL, born Thursday, August 11, 1921, in Dexter, MO, died Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Bethesda Dilworth Nursing Home in St. Louis.

Mrs. McCormick worked as a Retail Clerk for Sav - Mart Department Store. She was a member of St. John UCC in Collinsville, Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. in Caseyville, Caseyville Fire Department Auxiliary and Friedens UCC Women's Guild. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years and co-founder of Caseyville Library. She was a lifelong ballroom and square dancer and was active at the Senior Center in Fairview Heights.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: William M. McCormick, Sr
  • Parents: Everett Alonzo and Maggie Elva, nee Kronk, Tharp
  • Brothers
    • Delbert Tharp
    • Elvin "Buster" Tharp
  • Sister: Lucille Stephens

Surviving are her:

  • Children
    • Sharon (Nelson) Matter of Caseyville, IL
    • Janet (Rick) Skelton of Collinsville, IL
    • William M. (Jackie) McCormick, Jr. of Wildwood, MO
  • Sister: Rosalie Dugan of Lemay, MO
  • 4 Grandchildren
    • Kelly (Jon) Dubois of Epsom, NH
    • Krista Matter of Caseyville, IL
    • William M. (Cheryll) McCormick, III of Fenton, MO
    • Natalie (Taylor) Yarbrough of Ellisville, MO
  • 8 Great-Grandchildren
    • Jack, Wil, Jacquelyn, Maggie,
    • Collin, Lucy, Brian, Juliet
  • Dear Nieces and Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8pm, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Minear officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences left for Violet B. McCormick:

    Bill, Janet, and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    Max & Paula

    Max Munder Eureka Mo 63025

    Sharon, Nelson, Kelly and Krista,
    Vi was a ray of sunshine and we have very special memories of her. Our prayers are with your family at this time.
    Ernie and Janet Thompson
    Dennis and Karen (Thompson) Johnson
    John and Eva (Thompson) Babb

    Karen Thompson Johnson Edwardsville IL 62025

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Violet she was a very sweet person

    Barbara & Ollie

    Ollie And Barbara Kronk Dupo IL 622399

    Bill and Jackie,
    Sorry for your loss and praying that God will comfort and encourage you.
    Your high school classmates,
    Jim and Debbie

    Jim and Debbie Merriman St. Charles MO 63303

    Bill & Jackie

    Our sincere sympathy, may your memories help you through this difficult time.

    Jim & Jacquie Cuff Creal Springs IL 62922

    Bill and Jackie, I and my family will be praying that our LORD will hep you and your family in your time of need.

    John J. Wilshire Price Place Arkansas 65729

    Janet & Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a treasure. I enjoyed our talks at Curves and thought about her often. Just remember when our Loved ones are called home, the Lord leaves us a gift of memories in exchange. You are in my thoughts & prayers every step of the way.

    Nancy D Schofield Belleville IL 62223

    So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers and thoughts today.

    Debbie Lemonds Ellison Mammoth Spring Arkansas 72554