Virginia Joyce McCracken

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Virginia Joyce McCracken, 77, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in her home.

She was born May 29, 1936, in St. Louis, the daughter of Samuel Alton and Jewell O. (Barnett) Brockman. On June 7, 1953, in Pocahontas, Ark., she was united in marriage to Vernon Russell McCracken, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Mike McCracken and his wife, Trish, of Cassville, and Marc McCracken and his wife, Tammy, of Cassville; two daughters, Debbie Miller and her husband, Danny, of Cassville, and Brenda Kennedy, of Wheaton; one brother, John Brockman and his wife, Bonnie, of Biloxi, Miss.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Bob Brockman; and two sisters, Evelyn Patterson and Betty Cochran.

She grew up and received her education in St. Louis. She was a homemaker. She attended Wheaton Southern Baptist Church and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in St. Louis.

Funeral services were held Monday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Pastor Paul Wahlert conducted the services. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.