Virginia Rose Lovelace, of Dowagiac

Published 9:16 am Friday, November 16, 2018

July 1, 1931 — Nov. 14, 2018

Virginia, 87, of Dowagiac, was born July 1, 1931, in South Bend, the daughter of Salvador and Mary Francis. Virginia passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at The Timbers of Cass County, Dowagiac.

Virginia married Otho Lovelace on July 3, 1952. Together they owned and operated Lovelace and Sons Roofing Business. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, coloring, working in her garden, but most of all, being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Otho precedes her in passing along with her parents, a sister and three brothers. 

Virginia is survived by her children: Virgil (Diane) Lovelace, Charlotte (Glen) Waterson, Chris Lovelace, Gina Lovelace and Jamie Lovelace, all of Dowagiac. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at the Keeler Church of God, where at 4 p.m. a celebration of life service to honor Virginia’s memory will be hosted. Pastor Boyd Saylor will officiate. Virginia will be laid to rest with a private service in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Virginia’s name may be made to the family. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at