Virginia E. Royston, 92, passed away at 6:50pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice House in Edwardsville. She was born on March 22, 1920, in East St. Louis, Illinois the daughter of the late William E. and Margaret L. (Corcoran) Waters. She married Cornelius J. Royston on March 15, 1941, in Missouri and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1999. Survivors include one daughter and son in law: Linda and Roger Beanland of Decatur, Illinois, one son and daughter in law: Jim Royston and Vicki Stevens of Edwardsville, two grandchildren: Connie Royston of Edwardsville, Roger W. Beanland and his wife: Tabitha of Lonoke, Arkansas, one great grandson: Collin J. Beanland, an expectant great grandchild, one sister and brother in law: Catherine and Dallas Williams of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
She was formerly employed at SIU - E as the secretary for the Dean of Social Studies for over 15 years prior to her retirement.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one son: Kerry M. "Mick" Royston, and two brothers: Lewis C. Waters and William E. Waters Jr.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Private inurnment will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Memorials are suggested to Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.