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Virginia Weaver Sharpsburg

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 10:34 a.m. CDT

Virginia Weaver, 87, of Sharpsburg, died March 26, 2014, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Ritchie Funeral Home, 1406 Madison Ave., Bedford. Burial will be in Athelston Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Virginia Pearl (Clark) Weaver, daughter of Elma (Groves) and John Clark, was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Parnell, Mo.

Virginia attended school in the Parnell and Sheridan area and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1944.

After graduating in the spring of 1944, Virginia attended Maryville’s Teacher College that summer. There she obtained her teaching certificate and began teaching the following fall in a country school south of Sheridan.

On May 28, 1945, Virginia married Duane LeRoy Weaver in Troy, Kan.

Duane and Virginia moved several times and farmed together.

In 1963, Virginia and Duane moved to a farm near Blockton and began farming for themselves.

In 1972, Duane and Virginia bought their farm west of Sharpsburg, where Virginia continued to live until her health failed.

Virginia was a member of Sharpsburg Methodist Church and later a member of Bedford Methodist Church.

Virginia is survived by her sons, Larry (wife Sharon) Weaver of Sharpsburg, Terry (wife Trudy) Weaver of Sharpsburg, Dale (wife Treasa) Weaver of Lenox, Richard (wife Maureen) Weaver of Creston and Delvin (wife Patti) Weaver of Des Moines; sister Carol (husband Johnny) May; sisters-in-law, Thelma, Mary Ann, Fern and Mary Fern; brother-in-law Paul Campbell, 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, parents; and sisters, Minerva and Donna.

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