Virgie Avery, 95

Virgie May Avery, age 95, Three Rivers, died Monday, April 13th, 2009 at Three Rivers Health Hospital. She was born in Elkhart, on August 3, 1913, a daughter of George and Addie (Earnhart) Kindig. On July 3, 1934 she married Everett L. Avery in Elkhart. He preceded her in death November 9, 1996. Virgie was a member of the Mendon Grange and enjoyed traveling and camping.
Surviving are her daughters Alice (Michael) Salisbury, Constantine, Evelyn Smith, Constantine, sons Donald (Ailleen) Avery, Sturgis, Herbert (Ann) Avery, Edwardsburg, Ray (Diana) Avery, Three Rivers, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, sister Betty Guipe, Niles, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Everett Avery, foster son John Tacia Avery, grandsons Bruce Smith, Matthew Avery, sisters, Marguerite Everett, Mary Londick, Jenny Kindig, Nellie Youngblood, Marian Stump, Berdine McKee, Lois Eddy, brothers, Durward Kindig, Glen Kindig and son in law J.W. Smith.
Relatives and friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine where Religious Services will be held Thursday at 11 am with Reverend Melanie Young, officiating. Burial will be in the Constantine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice or Lions Club sight conservation. On-line condolences may be left for the family at

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