TRACY, Virginia Ruth
, 98, passed away on October 25th at MorningStar Arcadia Assisted Living Center of Phoenix. Born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to Hobart Lee and Ola Mabel Masters, Virginia was the middle child of three sisters. She had an older sister Hazel and a baby sister Naomi. Virginia, commonly known as Jinny, attended Danville Elementary School and graduated from Danville High School. She was active in chorus at school, and enjoyed girl’s roller skating activities. In her early 20s, Virginia met a young US Air Force mechanic named Robert William Tracy. In the mid-1940s, they were married and decided to move to Phoenix, Arizona, where Virginia became a seamstress and dressmaker, specializing in custom fit dresses for women. In 1952, she and Robert decided to start a family and adopt their only child, Todd Robert Tracy. She loved time spent at the family’s summer home in Pinewood, Arizona. In later years, Virginia also enjoyed taking ocean cruises with Robert, and vacationing to the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, Alaska, the Panama Canal, and the Eastern Caribbean. After celebrating more than 65 years of life together with her husband, he passed away in 2010. In addition to Robert, she was preceded in death by both of her sisters, Hazel and Naomi. Virginia is survived by her son, Todd, and his partner, Dick Hannifin, as well as several nieces and nephews. Services will be graveside Tuesday, November 8th at 1:30pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. She is being laid to rest alongside her husband, Robert W. Funeral arrangements are provided by Bueler Chandler Mortuary.