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Virginia ‘Janie’ Means Villisca

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:10 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:25 p.m. CDT

Virginia ‘Janie’ Means, 83, of Villisca died June 22, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in Villisca.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at Oakland Cemetery in Quincy. Larry Johnson will officiate. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday atPearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning. Visitation with family present will be 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Southwest Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Virginia Irene (Cozad) Means, daughter of Thomas and Hazel Cozad, was born Aug. 29, 1929, in Adams County.

Virginia, known as “Janie,” was raised in the Carbon area by her “Aunt Dickie” and “Uncle” Tom and Mary McMorran.

Janie attended school until the eighth grade in the Carbon area.

On Aug. 2, 1946, Janie married Kenneth Means at the Methodist Church in Corning.

Kenny and Janie remained in the Carbon area most of their married life, where they raised their family.

Janie worked for a short period of time outside of the home at Corner Café in Corning and Wellmans Dynamics in Creston. She later raised and sold German Shepherd puppies from her home.

In 2004, Janie and Kenneth moved and made their home in Brooks. Kenneth died later that year.

Janie is survived by her children, Judy (husband Roger) Van Syoc of Sidney, Melody (husband Joe) Zadina of Corning and Tammy (husband Lynn) Means of Cumberland; 17 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Billy Yarrington; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McMorran; daughter Sherry Yarrington; and son Jerry Means.

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