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Virginia Claus Heinz

January 10, 1927 — August 26, 2023


Virginia Claus Heinz

Virginia Claus Heinz, passed away on August 26, 2023 in Glenwood. Born on January 10, 1927, in Ridgeway Ontario, Canada, to Frank Claus and Helene O'Neill.

Having earned an Associates of Art from the esteemed University of Buffalo, Virginia possessed the skills and knowledge that set her apart in her field. Her artistic talent intertwined seamlessly with her keen understanding of advertising, allowing her to create captivating and memorable designs that caught the attention of countless readers of the Buffalo Evening News. Virginia's career spanned several decades, during which she left an indelible mark on the world of graphic design. Her love for art extended beyond her profession; it permeated every aspect of her life. Whether it was spending hours absorbed in creating beautiful paintings or effortlessly curating stylish ensembles that exuded sophistication, Virginia's artistic flair was unmatched.

Adored by many, Virginia leaves behind cherished memories in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known her. She is survived by her loving children Kimberly (Alan) McCaslin, Kevin Curthoys, and Kirk (Diane) Curthoys.  She is also survived by her beloved sister Colleen Vincent. Her legacy will continue through her devoted grandchildren Eric, Sarah, Kyle, Todd, Christopher as well as great-grandchildren Savannah, Isaiah, Elias, and Corwin. She will Join her parents in heaven as well as brother Bud Claus, her sister Gloria Claus.

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