Virginia E. 'Jenny' Neer, 65, passed away 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Alton on October 21, 1948, she was the daughter of Frank Orval and Mildred Maxine (Grant) Smith.
She had been a housekeeper at Foxes Grove Living Community in Wood River and had been an active member of the East Alton American Legion Post 794 Ladies Auxiliary and the Wood River VFW Post 2859 Ladies Auxiliary.
On April 11, 1967 in Salinas, CA, she married Thomas William Neer. He died June 19, 2007.
Surviving are a daughter, Monica (David) Knight of East Alton; son-in-law, Kelly Brace of Sedalia, MO; four grandchildren, Sean and Ashley Knight, Lyndzie and Kolin Brace; three sisters, Wilma Dobey of Hartford, Frances James of Collinsville, Susie Lavite of Moro; sister-in-law, Kathy Hamlin of Chesterfield, MO; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Suzanne Brace; and sisters, Shirley Smith and Dorothy Robinette.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.
Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or East Alton American Legion Post 794 Ladies Auxiliary.