Moved to the lake area in 2006

Virginia M. Keron (nee Boydte), 88, born March 9, 1925 in Belleville, IL passed away peacefully at her home in Osage Beach, MO on October 21, 2013. Virginia had a great work ethic and worked 60 years at various jobs in Belleville before moving to Lake of the Ozarks in 2006. She had a loving, generous, and fun spirit, and she will be missed by her family and friends.

Ms. Keron was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Ida (nee Lenhardt) Boydte; her sisters, Pauline Rosen and Margaret Luecke, and her brother, Willard E. Boydte.

Surviving are her three children, JoAnn (Bob) Ruhl of Edwardsville, IL, Carol Hudson of Osage Beach, MO, and Michael (Shirley) Stiening of Waterloo, IL; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews who fondly called her “Aunt Virgie”. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Memorials are appreciated to Hospice Compassus and Faith Bridge Church both in Osage Beach, MO.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL. A committal service will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.