Virginia Marie Freeman, 73, of Houston, Mo., passed away Jan. 14, 2018, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Mo. She was born July 19, 1944, in Vinton, Iowa, to Marion and Edith (Surby) Grogan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her children, Michael Wayne Canterbury, Pamela Marie Canterbury and Jeffrey Jack Canterbury; a brother, Delmar Surby; sisters, Maxine Kruse, Donna Hale and Joyce Matteson; two stepbrothers, Vernon and Delmar Bowen; and her companion, James Pyrtle.
Virginia grew up in the Tyrone community and attended school at Grogan, Tyrone and Cabool schools. She worked many jobs throughout the years. Virginia attended Faith Fellowship Church for several years.
Virginia is survived by her daughters, Sherry Glascock (Serena) of Houston, Mo., Crystal Turrubiates (Mike) of Houston, Mo., Christine Brazier (Buddy) of Licking, Mo., and Julia Freeman of Troy, Mo.; sisters, Georgia Helmer (Dev) of Willow Springs, Mo., and Kathy Carr (Jim) of Cabool, Mo.; grandchildren, Tyler Canterbury, Derek (Brittany) Canterbury, Tiffany Canterbury, Kelsey Canterbury, Stephanie Dukes, Toni Dukes, Tori Dukes, Megan Bell, Elysia Turrubiates, Elyjia Turrubiates, Levi Glascock, Jasmine Huff, Landon Lindemann, Jacey Lindemann, Kalee Brazier, Hunter Brazier and Kimree Brazier; great-grandchildren, Odin Canterbury, Adrianna and Decklin Durham and upcoming, Landree Todd; a stepsister, Shirley (William) Jones; and many nieces, nephews and loved ones.
She enjoyed four-wheeler riding, fishing, sewing, embroidery and visiting with family and friends. Virginia was a generous lady always helping someone in need. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed.
Visitation is noon until 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Evans Funeral Home with memorial services to follow starting 1 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Bill Villapiano officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
The family respectfully suggests that donations be made to the Texas County Food Pantry in Virginia memory, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences can be submitted at Evans Funeral Home website: www.evansfh.com.