Virginia Louise Remy

Virginia Louise Remy

Virginia Louise Remy
May 25, 1931 – July 30, 2019
Albia, Iowa | Age 87

Virginia Louise Remy, age 87, of Albia, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia, under the care of EveryStep Hospice. Virginia was born on August 25, 1931, in Eldon, IA, to Walter and Gwendolyn (Parsons) Streeby.

Virginia grew up and attended school in Fairfield through the 10th grade before attending the Albia High School and graduating with the Class of 1950.

Virginia married Dean Remy on August 23, 1953, in Fairfield, IA, and to this union 2 children were born, Debbie and Kim. Virginia and Dean shared 65 years of marriage prior to her passing.

Virginia worked at the light company for a few years and then stayed at home with her children. In 1964, she went to work for the school district as the high school bookkeeper and lunch lady and later at Central Office, retiring in 1988.

Virginia enjoyed gardening and canning. She was a knitter and seamstress, who never had idle hands. She made Barbie clothes, many booties for babies, and prayer shawls that were taken to Fort Hood for wounded soldiers. She and Dean were the original “American Pickers,” who enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques as well as selling at flea markets and later on eBay. She was a legendary cook and baker, known for her red beans and ham, cornbread and slow baked chicken gizzards for an Albia group of deer hunters. She was very generous and loved to share her baked goods with others. Virginia was a dedicated journalist, writing in her journal every day for many years.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Dean Remy; 2 daughters: Debbie (& Dan) Sabers and Kim (& Corey) Sawatzky; 6 grandchildren: Brian Sabers, Michael (& Alissa) Sabers, Molly (& Nathan) Trimble, Kelly Sabers, Derek (& Wendy) Sawatzky, and Jeff (& Melissa) Sawatzky; 7 great grandchildren: Hadlee, Emma, and Abigail Sabers, Hunter and Noelle Trimble, Taylor Kinion, and Declan Sawatzky .

She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gwendolyn Streeby; her brother, Bob Streeby; and a great grandchild, Will Sawatzky.

A private graveside service will be held at the Hiteman Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Monroe County Historical Society.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Virginia Louise Remy please visit the Tharp Funeral Home Sympathy Store.

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