Virginia Uphues

Virginia Uphues (nee Williams), 86, of Berwyn, died on July 28, 2022.

Born Aug. 26, 1935 to Harvey B. and Marie (nee Gallery) Williams, Ms. Uphues was raised in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago and attended St. Catherine of Siena School in Oak Park and Siena High School in Chicago.

A longtime resident of Berwyn and member of St. Odilo Parish, Ms. Uphues worked as the school secretary at St. Odilo School for 35 years. During that time, she impacted the lives of many, many students and their families. She, along with her husband, Bob, were active in many parish organizations and participants in the St. Vincent DePaul Society. After retiring as school secretary in 2015, she enjoyed her time volunteering for St. Thomas Hospice and MacNeal Hospital.

Virginia Uphues was the wife of the late Robert F. Uphues; the mother of Therese Hawkins, Bob (Lynlee), Mike, Pat (Alena Murguia), Chris (Jen Koehl) and Elizabeth Evans; the grandmother of Sara E. (Michael) Pendergrass, Allison M. (Neil) Puri and Megan T. (Oliver) Sloup, Robert C. Uphues, Patrick D. Uphues, Daniel E. Uphues, Benjamin M. Uphues, Katherine I. Uphues, Patrick R. Uphues, Connor T. Uphues, Matthew J. Uphues, Michael T. Uphues, Delavan Uphues, Luke E. Evans, John W. Evans and Joseph D. Evans; the great-grandmother of Catherine E. Pendergrass, Liam S. Pendergrass, Owen M. Pendergrass and Kayge Uphues; the sister of the late Irene, the late Jack, the late Tom, the late Sue, the late Pat, the late Marita, the late Harvey, the late Mary Ann, the late Dick, Larry and Mike Williams; and an aunt to many, many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Aug. 1, at The Alexine Chapel, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., LaGrange Park. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Aug. 2 at The Alexine Chapel. Interment is at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Robert and Virginia Uphues Memorial Scholarship, Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., LaGrange Park, 60526. Checks can be made to Nazareth Academy.

Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, Wheaton, handled arrangements.