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Virginia Lee Raeber, 65, of Bokeelia, Fla., died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at her home, following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
She was surrounded by her loving children, Jennifer (Eric) Rasmussen of Crystal Lake, Ill.; Jeffrey (Michelle) Raeber of Ellicott City, Md.; and former husband, Othmar Raeber of Huntley, Ill.
Virginia was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert S. and Marie Keller Cunningham.
She graduated from Jackson High School in 1956, Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in 1959, Grace Hospital School of Anesthesia in 1980 and Stevens College in 1986. She was a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Virginia was a private pilot known for flying from work assignments to babysitting her grandkids with her golf clubs in tow.
She was the cherished granny of Rachel Lee and Alicia Rasmussen, and Danielle and Janna Raeber. She is also survived by her mother, and a brother, Robert S. (Rita) Cunningham II.
A memorial service was held July 30 at Pine Island Methodist Church in Florida.
Coral Ridge Funeral Home in Cape Coral, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, Fla., 33909.