Animals Pets 13

Virginia A. (Reiber) Caulkins

June 26, 1938 ~ June 24, 2020 (age 81)


Virginia A. Caulkins, 81, of Alpha, Illinois died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her home. 

She was born June 26, 1938 in Havana, Illinois to George H. and Vida (Carmichael) Reiber, Sr. 

Surviving is a son, Brian Caulkins of Alpha, two daughters, Diane Caulkins of Alpha and Rebecca (and John) Whitten of Hastings, Minnesota, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George H. Reiber, Jr. and a sister, Louise Aldus. 

Virginia graduated from Galesburg High School in 1956.  She worked for Dorn Transfer in Rock Island, Illinois, Hansen Plumbing in Moline and Tradewinds Trucking in Alpha and retired in 2008.  Most importantly she was a homemaker and a loving Mom.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Alpha.  She enjoyed reading and playing cards.  She loved animals, especially her cats. 

 As Virginia requested, cremation will be accorded.  A memorial service with immediate family only, per her request, will be Friday, July 3, 2020 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society.  Online condolences may be made at 


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