|Victoria H. Grevas Thompson|
|August 17, 1936 - October 30, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4 pm - 7 pm, Friday November 02, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL|
|Funeral Service: 10 am, Saturday November 03, 2012 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Island, IL|
|Interment: November 03, 2012 at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery |
|Victoria H. Grevas Thompson, 76, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Services for Victoria will be 10 am, Saturday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Avenue, Rock Island. Burial will be in the Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Victoria was born on August 17, 1936 in Rock Island, a daughter of Angelos and Antigoni (Koutselas) Grevas. She graduated from the Villa de Chantal, Rock Island in 1955. She later graduated from Marycrest College, Davenport in 1959 with a bachelorís degree in Home Economics and Education. Vickie began her 41-year career teaching kindergarten at Longfellow Elementary School in Rock Island. She later taught at Denkmann and Lincoln Elementary Schools. Vickie was small in stature but big in spirit. She was the friend who never forgot a birthday or anniversary, and she made the holidays special for her family every year. She was a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, an avid golfer and loved spending time by her pool with her family. Her greatest joys in life were her two Great-nephews. Survivors include a sister, Stella A. Cudworth, Rock Island; a niece, Anne E. (Quinn) Kirkpatrick, Rock Island; a nephew, Charles Thomas (Lena) Cudworth, Rock Island; Great-nephews, Ethan Kirkpatrick and Charlie Cudworth. |
Victoria was preceded in death by her parents. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
I will miss just knowing she was there and wish we had met again last year. She was so gracious and a fine lady. She was a such joy to be around and made my graduation trip there in 1959 such great fun. I will never forget her.
May her memory be eternal.
-- Ted Grevas
Stella, Anne,Quinn, Tom, and Lena, please accept our condolences. Vickie was a super lady, she will be missed by many.
-- Dan and Sheila Soltow
I remember Miss Grevas from Longfellow, she was my brother's kindergarten teacher. We always thought she was toooooo pretty to be a teacher. She was kind and caring to all. She was always present for the ice cream social to meet all the parents before conferences. Sorry to hear of her passing.
-- Diane Miller Richardson
My deepest sympathies to your family. I had the pleasure to work with Vickie at Lincoln, she was a great teacher with a really kind heart and a great friend to me. She had the kind of laugh that could make anyone smile and always had a kind word to say to everyone. She will be missed and I am happy to have known her
-- Denise Andresen
I worked with Vickie for a time at Lincoln School, and enjoyed that time very much. She is in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Lynn Turnbull
I will be at Wheelans but in another room as I have just lost my father, so am sending this. "Miss Grevas" was my very first teacher; Kindergarten at Longfellow. She never had a bad day and was always smiling. She was so kind and patient with all of us.
Many years later, I took my son into her classroom to introduce him to her when she was at Lincoln. That was a proud moment for me. She was a grand lady and will be very missed.
-- Colleen (Carver) Finley
Miss Grevas was my kindergarten teacher. Every morning she said, "Buenas dias" to us and we replied, "Buenas dias, Senorita Grevas."
When she taught us about invertebrates, I felt smug about knowing such a big word.
I remember having a circus with her.
I also remember sitting on the rug on the last day of kindergarten and saying to the girl next to me that I didn't want to go to first grade. I wanted to stay in kindergarten forever.
I was sad to read that she'd died.
I hope that happy memories and the sympathy of others will comfort you in this sad time.
-- Dee Anderson
On behalf of the Carlin Family, we extend our condolences to Cudworth Family on your loss. Vicki will be missed. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a heart of gold. Always enjoyed talking to hear. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-- joleen schmid
As her former priest for many years, i had the honor of knowing Vickie and her family, including her late parents. We were also neighbors for many years. I have fond memories of her, she was a wonderful lady!
Fr. Basil Papanikolaou
What wonderful memories I have of Miss Grevas as my kindergarten teacher in very early 60's. I thought her then so beautiful and refined, and it sounds as if she only got better through the years. God bless you all.
-- Karen (Hawkins) Phillips
I taguht with Vicki at Longfellow! What a neat lady, always cheerful and happy, and so .o .o dressed up to teach kindergarten. Vicki, you touched so many lives in such a positive way! You will be missed!
-- Gloria Zentic