Bill’s Family - Person Sheet
Bill’s Family - Person Sheet
NameVirginia Rosemary Garland 337, G645, 4628, F
Birth9 Sep 1926, Lawrence, KS, US
Death7 Oct 2010, Fairview Heights, IL, US Age: 84
FatherSamuel Garland , 4645, M
MotherFrances Matlock , 4646, F
Misc. Notes

Virginia R. Brink (1926 - 2010)

Virginia R. Brink, 84, of Fairview Heights Ill., passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Born Virginia Rosemary Garland Sept. 9, 1926, in Lawrence Kan., the daughter of Samuel and Frances (Matlock) Garland. She died at her home in Fairview Heights, Ill.

Before retiring Virginia worked in after school programs at Grant Middle School and St. Albert's, both in Fairview Heights, Ill., where she cared for many children and youth who came to know and love her as "Grandma Brink". She also worked with the elderly at Charles Gardens. She loved working with people second only to raising her own family.

Ginny, as she was known to her friends, was proceeded in death by her parents; a sister, Ramona Watson of Quincy Ill.; two sons, Douglas Robert Brink of Mascoutah Ill., and John Anthony Brink of Fairview Heights Ill.; and a daughter-in-law, Charlotte M. Brink, wife of Dean M. Brink.

Ginny is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lester J. Brink; four sons, David J. Brink (wife Robyn) of Sparta Ill., Dean M. Brink of Millstadt Ill., Tom A. Brink (wife Cheryl) of Plantation Fla., and Anthony J. Brink (wife Kathy) of Troy Ill.; two daughters, Diane L. Brink of O'Fallon Ill., and Mary Ann Hagen (husband Larry) of Troy Ill.; a sister, Betty Ann Harrison (husband Don) of Edina Mo.; a brother, Robert Garland (wife Wanda) of Quincy Ill.; "Grandma" to 16 grandchildren, "GG" to 16 great-grandchildren; Aunt Ginny to many nieces and nephews, hundreds of wonderful friends and her special bowling buddies.

It was the motto of Robert Murray McCheyne that one should, "Live so as to be missed". Ginny Brink surely did.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Funeral: Funeral procession to leave at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, from Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill., for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Father Ray Schultz officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Ill.


Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from October 9 to October 10, 2010

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1Lester J Brink 337, B652, 4627, M
FatherJoseph Anthony Brink , 4451, M (1903-1952)
MotherElizabeth Frances Bockhold , 4450, F (1900-1946)
ChildrenDavid J , 4649, M (1949->2013)
 Diane L (Twin), 4653, F (1950->2013)
 Dean M (Twin), 4650, M (1950->2013)
 Douglas Robert , 4647, M (1953-2008)
 John Anthony , 4648, M (1955-2009)
 Thomas A , 4651, M (1957->2013)
 Mary Ann , 4654, F (1960->2013)
 Anthony J , 4652, M (1964->2013)
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