Trela M. Virden, 80, of Taylorville, passed away on December 4, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on October 27, 1933 in Macon Co., IL; the daughter of Guy and Telitha Ann (Sutton) Crickman. She married Gilbert L. Virden in 1952, they later divorced. She was a retired waitress and a bartender. She was the owner and operator of the Corner Pocket Restaurant in Assumption, IL. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville and a past member of the Lions Club. She also had memberships in the Eagles Club of Pana, VFW Auxiliary #4495, the Senior Citizens of Christian County and the Christian County Democrats. She was currently serving as the Queen Mother of the Silly Sassies (Red Hat Society).

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Lynn (Rodney) Newberry of Lovington, IL; sons: Lonnie Ray Virden of Taylorville, IL and Robert Alan (Lora) Virden of Assumption, IL; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in passing by her parents, and a twin brother who passed at birth.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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