Virginia H “Jennie” McGrady Close
August 10, 1924 –
January 17, 2022
ANDERSON – Virginia H. “Jennie” McGrady Close, 97, died Jan. 17, 2022 at her home.
She was born August 10, 1924 in Anderson, to parents John P. and Ethel P. (Day) Burkert.
Virginia married the love of her life, John G. Close, on May 25, 2002, when they reconnected after 60 years apart, and made Paoli their home until his death in 2008.
Virginie was a housewife. She also attended St. Mary’s of Alexandria-Monroe Jr. High School and Paoli’s New Hope Christian Church. Virginia also enjoyed reading and listening to mystery books provided by the Indiana Library for the Blind and Handicapped.
Survivors include sons, Mike McGrady and his wife, Edie of Anderson, and George McGrady of Yellow Springs, Ohio; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jeffery, Diana, Samuel, Tyler and Jacob; several great-grandchildren; a special niece, Nancy Bilo; and several nieces and nephews; special friends and caregivers, Nancy Turner and Judy Houts.
She was preceded in death by relatives; husband; sons, Jeffrey and Rodney Guilliams and Rick McGrady, several siblings; and his granddaughter, Trina McGrady.
The family would like to give special thanks to the community palliative care team, nurses and caregivers.
Visitations for Virginia H. “Jennie” McGrady Close will be Friday, January 21 from noon to 1 p.m. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Boyfriend. Harvey McAdams will officiate. Interment will be at Stampers Creek Cemetery.
For condolences, visit mcadamsmortuary.com.
Published on January 21, 2022