Virgie Karr

August 2, 1928 - October 30, 2018

Virgie Karr, 90 of Dekalb peacefully passed away Tuesday October 30, 2018 at Bria of Geneva, IL.  Virgie was born in Erlington, Kentucky August 2, 1928, the daughter of Brian and Lurline (Stagner) Nance. 

With her father as inspiration, Virgie spent her formative years simultaneously earning her high school degree from Tuley High School in Chicago and working in a factory making parts for machinery during World War II, to help provide for her family.  She had a thirst for education and helping others, eventually becoming a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and working in nursing homes for forty-five years.  Virgie was employed at Oak Crest in Elgin for eighteen years as a nursing aid.  She was also employed at Colonial Lodge Motel for more than 20 years.  Virgie was a strong woman who always made the most of the opportunities presented to her, always striving to provide for her family.

She is survived by her seven children, Edward (Elizabeth) Ploppert, Carol (Thomas) Salis, Donna (Leonard) Peterson, Paul Ploppert, Terry (Debbie) Hough, Ginny (Ted) Minkevich, and Leonard Hough; twenty-seven grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren, and a sister Janice Diebold.

She is preceded in death by three children James Ploppert, Charles Ploppert and Carl Hough; two brothers William Nance and Bud Nance, and a great-granddaughter Hannah. 

Memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 2, 2018 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service.  Interment will follow in Garfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society, at

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  • W. J. To the Family: Very sorry for your loss. It is at a time like this that we can turn to the promises found at Isaiah 33:24 and John 5:25 to find comfort, strength and hope. We long to see their fulfillment soon.
  • Irene Keyes Edward, Carol and family. I am sorry for your loss. Nothing can prepare us for grief we experience when we lose someone dear to our heart. Your tears don’t go unnoticed by God. God has promise to wipe away our tears, as well as sickness, pain, and death in the future. (Revelation 21:3,4). For free encouraging scriptures please visit: We all look forward to welcome our love ones back to the earth Psalms 37:29. Please accept my condolence at this difficult time.