Victoria A. Onila
Date of Death: March 20, 2011
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Victoria A. “Vickie” Onila, 88, of West Lafayette, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011, at her residence. She was born August 30, 1922, in Sharon, Penn., to the late John and Anna Crison Gruitza. She graduated from high school and attended business college. In 1942, she married John Onila in Sharon, Penn., and…

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Christa Keck left a message on March 26, 2011:
Dear members of Vickie Onila&s family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy to all of you. Your mother, grandmother and aunt was a very special lady. I was priveleged to be her friend and one of the ladies of the 8:30 daily Mass at Blessed Sacrament. On Friday before she died, we had coffee at McDonald&s after Mass and then I drove her home. Vickie was a great example to all of us and we will surely not forget her. I was honored to be a Eucharistic Minister yesterday at her funeral and could certainly observe what a wonderful family Vickie has. She was so proud of all of you. God bless you all. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Christa Keck

Nadine and Ron Sheppard & Family left a message on March 24, 2011:
To Vickie&s family -please accept our sympathies! She was a great friend to my mother and father (Kathy and Walt Stirm). I knew Vickie through my high school years , thru Purdue and even my years post college in Indianapolis. When I got engaged she threw a wedding shower for me including all our group of church
ladies from Blessed Sacrament. As my family grew and I would visit mom and dad we&d often try to stop in to see Vickie too.
Vickie was so sweet and always so interested in what all my family has been doing. Always wanting to see any pictures of the kids as they have grown up. Now all three are in college and Vickie never fails to ask about them and Ron.
She was a tender hearted, vivacious, caring, religious and devoted woman. I go to see Mom and Dad every other week at Westminister and just saw Vickie last week and never thought it would be my last. It was such a shock when mom called me.
I wish I could be there tomorrow. Unfortunately I am in Florida visiting my mother-in-law with my daughter for spring break. We arrive home Saturday morning but can&t change around plans to get back in time for Friday.
Please know that I will be there in my thoughts and prayers.
I will always remember the wonderful woman she was and know that my family and I are blessed for having known her!
Our hearts ,thoughts and prayers go out to you,
Nadine and Ron Sheppard
Zachary, Alexa and Parker
Scott Shipman left a message on March 24, 2011:
Vicky was a good neighbor Very nice Lady Scott


Linda Metcher left a message on March 23, 2011:
Dear Joni and Family,

Please accept my condolences. Vickie was such a wonderful upbeat person, and made everyone she met feel special. I am so glad that you had her in your life for so long. I know that she will be greatly missed by many.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely,
Linda
Alice R. Anderson left a message on March 23, 2011:
To Joan and Vicki and all the family members of Vicki Onila, My condolences at your loss. Your mother was very active in Purdue Womens Club and we went on a number of bus trips (educational excursions) together. She will be missed. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Sincerely, Alice R. Anderson
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Debbie Gocker Taylor left a message on March 23, 2011:
To Vicki and family,

I am so sorry about seeing your Mother passed, but we know that she is with your Dad and in heaven. It is never easy to let the ones we love go, but know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will see you tomorrow and give you a hug.

God Bless, Debbie
Diana Pennell left a message on March 23, 2011:
My parents, Jim and Norma Dirlam, live at Westminster and have enjoyed Vicki&s sparkly, effervescent, friendly, and caring personality so much. She always came over to them in the dining room to chat, was always so ready with a smile and friendly word. She had a lot of enthusiasm and love for people.
I remember years ago when she worked with her Joan in their clothing store and she had such great artistic ability with scarves and color accessories. She had an eye for beauty. She will be greatly missed. Diana Pennell
Karen Cornell left a message on March 22, 2011:

Vickie, Mothers are so hard to lose. They play such an important part in our lives. My heartfelt sympathy..Karen & Mike
Vel Hulsey left a message on March 22, 2011:
Joanie and Vickie,

I have known your mother for 45 years and have had many good times with her at Tri Kappa and while playing bridge.

She always expressed such love and concern for my son David, especially when he joined the Army. She always asked about him and his family when she saw me. I so appreciated that.

Your mother was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

Sincerely,

Vel (Hargitt) Hulsey.
Marie LaRock left a message on March 22, 2011:
Vicki was a lovely lady. She always had a smile for everyone. We&ll miss her.
Julie Bialek McGrew left a message on March 22, 2011:
I am so sorry to hear about the death of Mrs. Onila. She was a great lady and many lives were touched in such a positive way by her. She was always such a dear friend of my mom, Kay Bialek. May you find comfort in many happy memories.

Julie
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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