A celebration of life service for Alice Virginia Wilson Schwart, age 97, of Bryan, Texas, will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Good Hope Cemetery with her nephew, John Taylor, officiating.
She was born November 6, 1920, on a farm near Sunbury in Delaware County, Ohio to Verne and Mary Grace King Wilson. She lived her younger life in Fayette County, Ohio. Virginia married Lt. Robert B. Schwart on October 21, 1942, in Williams, Arizona. From September 1953, to June 1959, the Schwart family lived in Columbus, OH. While living in Columbus, Virginia was a homemaker and a nursery school teacher. In 1959, Bob, Virginia and family moved to Urbana, Illinois. Virginia remained in the Champaign- Urbana-Savoy area for nearly 50 years. In Urbana, she continued as a homemaker and a nursery school teacher. Later, she worked as a teacher’s aide for the English department at Urbana High School. From summer 1968, through summer 1970, Bob and Virginia lived in Utter Pradesh, India. In 2009, Virginia moved to Bryan, Texas.
In retirement, Bob and Virginia enjoyed ballroom dancing and travel. They had visited most of the United States, several Canadian provinces, and over 15 countries. They participated in several ballroom dancing travel tours including a ballroom dancing river cruise down the Danube River.
Besides her family and cooking, Virginia enjoyed sewing and playing her electric organ.
After 64 years of marriage, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Schwart. She was also preceded by her parents; two daughters, Marilyn Ann Naviaux and Joanne Lynn Schwart; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Schwart; two brothers, Vernon and Laurin Wilson and a sister, Marilyn Mallow.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Bud) Schwart, Jr. of Bryan, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Lewellen, four grandchildren and their spouses, nine great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and their spouses, and six-step great grandchildren. She is also survived by eight nephews and nieces and their spouses, and numerous grand and great grand nephews and nieces.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.