Virginia Stigall

Virginia Fay Stigall, 71, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., daughter of John Henry Page and Virginia Alice Ward. She and Randall Paul Dempsy Stigall were married Nov. 3, 1955. He died Aug. 28, 1994.

She had professed her faith in Jesus Christ and was a longtime member of Green Valley Baptist Church, where she cooked for Wednesday night dinners and kept the building clean.

She was a homemaker and earned her cosmetology license. She worked for several beauty shops and out of her home.

She was a 34-year member and past president of the Elmer Sellers Post 45 American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of the rural fire department and Hartville first responders.

She enjoyed traveling in a motor home to the west coast, Mexico and Canada. She loved crocheting and making quilts and dolls.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a grandson.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Ann Austin of Bucyrus; a granddaughter; three great-granddaughters; a sister, Phylis Klee, of Alpena, Mich.; her stepmother, Viola Page of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; three half-brothers, Jim Page of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Kenny Page of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Melvin Bosley, of Niangua; a half sister, Judy of Florida; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was born and raised in Michigan. At age 16, she was working in a pottery factory when she met her husband, who was serving in the Air Force. After he was discharged, they married and moved to Hartville. Due to health reasons, she recently moved to Bucyrus to be closer to her daughter.

Services were Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Holman-Howe Funeral Home Chapel of Hartville with the Rev. Joe Wright officiating. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery in Hartville.

Memorial donations may be made to Green Valley Church in care of Holman-Howe Funeral Home at P.O. Box 236, Hartville, Mo., 65667.

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