Peterson Funeral Chapel

      Virginia M. Gaines, 77, of Aurora passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

     She was born to Marion and Ellawee Gibson Wilson on September 28, 1938 in Paragould, AR. 

     Survivors include 1 son, Michael Cooney of Aurora; 1 daughter, Judy Cooney of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

‚Äč     She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Stephen Cooney; daughter, Sharon Stanton and 5 brothers, Harold, James, Daniel, Melvin and Allan Wilson.

     Memorial services will be held Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elm Branch Christian Church.  Cremation is under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.